"Ah! on Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before —
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?"
~ from "The Pumpkin," by John Greenleaf Whittier
"As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us remember that while Americans are an independent people, we are also interdependent. Our greatest achievements are those we have accomplished together, pooling our skills, our traditions, our knowledge."
~ from The Thanksgiving Ceremony by Edward Bleier
Happy Thanksgiving to all, but especially to James, Margaret, Newton, Alison, Jared, Julia, Leo, Snickers, Aunty Inez, Lani and Chuck, Lori, Mason, Rachel, and Trinity.
Len and Jama
P.S. If you’re positively stuffed and can’t do much of anything except sit there, you might as well take this Thanksgiving Trivia quiz! For every wrong answer, eat another piece of pie and say "thank you." :)