Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

23 November, 2006

Day 23 for nablopomo







The New-England Boy’s Song
About Thanksgiving Day

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,
To grand fathers house away!
We would not stop
For doll or top,
For ‘t is Thanksgiving day.

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,
With a clear blue winter sky,
The dogs do bark
And children hark,
As we go jingling by.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play —
Hear the bells ring
Ting a ling ding,
Hurra for Thanksgiving day!

Over the river, and through the wood —
No matter for winds that blow;
Or if we get
The sleigh upset,
Into a bank of snow.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To see little John and Ann;
We will kiss them all,
And play snow-ball,
And stay as long as we can.

Over The river, and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple grey!
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound,
For ‘t 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 —
Old Jowler hears our bells;
He shakes his pow,
With a loud bow wow,
And thus the news he tells.

Over the river, and through the wood —
When grandmother sees us come,
She will say, Oh dear,
The children are here,
Bring a pie for everyone.

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

LYDIA MARIA CHILD
AMERICAN (1802-1880)


7 Comments:

Blogger PEA said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!! May you and yours enjoy a very blessed and "filling" Thanksgiving:-) Loved the poem and brought back memories of when we'd go to gran's house and she always had pie waiting! Family Circle is one of my favourite comic strips:-) Have a wonderful day Rel, I'll be thinking of you and D enjoying that turkey!!! Hugs xox

9:06 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

You know I think I only knew a very small portion of that poem. thanks for sharing the whole thing.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

it's just an ordinary thursday here for me :-) but i hope you have a wonderful day, Rel. i really do think we should have our own version of thanksgiving in the uk! xo

12:34 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Happy Thanksgiving, full of love and family and grace!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope your having a nice Thanksgiving buddy. Best wishes!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rel. We don't have it in Australia but I can wish you the best for it anyway.

What a lovely poem, it's really evocative of the northern winter and the excitement that builds at this time of the year.

...and the last poignant cartoon.

Have a wonderful holiday, Rel.

Hugs

9:00 PM  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Rel I am like puss-in-boots no thanksgiving down here but it has never stopped me from pretending! :o)

So it was big dinner for all last night and with trimmings to please. I even know haw to make a delish!!! (if I do say so myself!) pumpkin pie.

your cartoons came me a tingh! of sadness but I guess with the way families live so far apart it would be happening all over USA today.

Happy thanksgiving to you my friend
Lee-ann

11:45 PM  

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