Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Celebrate a day of thanksgiving


Over the river and through the wood
To Grandfather's house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through 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-ling!
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 barnyard 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 fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurray for the pumpkin pie!


Today as many of my friends in the States are busy preparing a festive meal to sit and enjoy with their familes, I want to take a moment to wish everyone who shares my writings with me through my blogs a very blessed day! Whether you celebrate this day officially or not, may you stop today and think about all the good bounty life brings to you. May that reflection give you pause to remember that there is much good and happiness in your life today. Happy Thanksgiving at all!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Heidi!

I have always loved these words, but I never read the entire poem/song. The picture you have posted with this entry is wonderful. I love vintage!

Nancy