Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE US

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!

4 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey! Thanks for quoting the entire poem/song. It's quite appropriate. I'm thankful for a blogging friend like you!

Linda Young said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, from Pennsylvania.

Ann Buckner said...

Blessings to you and your family, Rhonda. Hope you are enjoying all the goodies. :)

RHCarpenter said...

Elizabeth, I always thought it was "to grandmother's house we go" so was surprised to see the words to this one. I'm thankful for you and your wonderful sense of humor and creativity, too.

Linda, thanks! Hope your day was great and the turkey was just right.

Ann, thanks. Blessings to you and your family, too - I know you probably have a house full!