Thursday, November 26, 2009

The First Thanksgiving

When the Pilgrims
first gathered together to share

with their Indian friends
in the mid-autumn air,

they lifted their voices
in jublilant praise

for the bread on the table,
the berries and maize,

for fields and for forests,
for the turkey and the deer,

for bountiful crops
they were blessed with that year.

They were thankful for these
and they feasted away,
and as they were thankful,
we're thankful today.

by Jack Prelutsky

It's quieter than normal here today. We're headed to Grandmother's daughter's house. It is over the river and through the woods.

I'm in charge of two veggies: roasted cauliflower and green beans almondine.

Three of our daughters are gathering in Detroit, the fourth in Elkhart.

Looking forward to a louder Christmas.

Here's a link to this year's thankfulness.


  1. Dana,

    A very blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    (I'm in charge ofit ALL!!!)


  2. I remember that costume! You are such a good seamstress! I also remember the ensuing "feast" at Heiskell :) Those were the days...