Thursday, November 22, 2012

Well, blogger doesn't want me to post pictures again; says I'm full.  So will delete some old posts and see what happens.  Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving Day; it's a beauty before the snow flies.


Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
An' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they
Are growin' more beautiful day after day;
Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
Buildin' the old family circle again;
Livin' the wholesome an' old-fashioned cheer,
Just for awhile at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.
Father's a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women an' men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment of prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the east land an' home for the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
Out of the sham of cities afar
We've come for a time to be just what we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.

Edgar Albert Guest


Uta said...

Ha I just had to delete old posts too because I was full. I saved them all before deleting though. I just could let them go. So many memories.

Uta said...

That should have read 'couldn't'. I hate typos ...

april said...

I save them too, Uta. I print them and put them in binders... years of memories.