I will be spending Thanksgiving at my cousin’s, with her son, and six cats. Personally I would be happy if she baked the cats and let the turkey go free. 🙂
Every one have a great Thanksgiving Day, and weekend. I will be offline till next Monday. See you all at the gym. 🙂
1) Over the River and Through the Woods by Lydia Maria Child (Written in 1844)
to Grandfather’s house we go;
the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.
to Grandfather’s house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
for ’tis Thanksgiving Day.
oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
as over the ground we go.
with a clear blue winter sky,
The dogs do bark and the children hark,
as we go jingling by.
to have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring, “Ting a ling ding!”
Hurray for Thanskgiving Day!
no matter for winds that blow;
Or if we get the sleigh upset
into a bank of snow.
to see little John and Ann;
We will kiss them all, and play snowball
and stay as long as we can.
trot fast my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound!
For ’tis Thanksgiving Day.
and straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go extremely slow—
it is so hard to wait!
Old Jowler hears our bells;
He shakes his paw with a loud bow-wow,
and thus the news he tells.
when Grandmother sees us come,
She will say, “O, dear, the children are here,
bring pie for everyone.”
now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
From 1942 – “Turkey in the Straw”