Wishbone Wishes For A Happy Thanksgiving

11/24/2005

As our lives grow more complex, it's the simple things that take on more importance.Thanksgiving_wishbone I came across this winter poem that I loved when I was a diva in training and thought it might bring back some memories for you too or help create a few new ones.

A Boys Thanksgiving 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,
to Grandfather's house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
for 'tis 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 the 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!"
Hurray 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
and straight through the barnyard 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 paw 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, "O, dear, the children are here,
bring pie for everyone."

Over the river, and through the wood-
now Grandmothers cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

From Max and me ... may your wishbone wishes come true ... a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to Max & the Diva - Toby - and thank you for all your brave and pioneering work in the blog world.

Posted by: Donna Lynes-Miller on Nov 24, 2005 10:18:19 AM

I hope you and Max had a wonderful Thanksgiving!I love this blog! I think you're living my dream life with the Diva status, marketing, Boston roots and a Westie! Hopefully I'll be able to join you on the last one soon!

Posted by: Leigh on Nov 26, 2005 11:59:36 PM

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