30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 24

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May our Heavenly Father bless you all with a day full of thankfulness, health, happiness, and family.

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And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Jeremiah 30:19

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson-

What are you thankful for today?

I am thankful for the opportunity to memorize poems and songs in my childhood.

Today’s special:  This is a poem that I learned during my elementary school years, although it isn’t exactly as I learned it. In the version that I learned, it was grandmother’s house we were visiting.

Thanksgiving Day
by Lydia Maria Child

Over the river, and through the wood,
To grandfather’s house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood—
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose
As over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring
“Ting-a-ling-ding”,
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river, and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting-hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river, and through the wood,
And straight through the barn-yard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow,—
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood—
Now grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie!

Please be sure to visit David over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Please also visit these 30 Days of Thankfulness and NaNoPoblano participants:
ladyleemanila
Ramblings of a Writer
Zombie Flamingos
Vanessence
Teleportingweena

Poem source: Academy of American Poets. This version is in the public domain.

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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 32 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an empty nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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6 Responses to 30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 24

  1. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Davy D says:

    A lovely poem Suzanne. Blessings to you and your family for Thanksgiving.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kiwinana says:

    Thanksgiving Blessings. Hope you had a great day.

    Liked by 1 person

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