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' and 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 in prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the eastl and an' home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
Out of the sham of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just where we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves and be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank,
Give me the end of the year an' it's fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home from 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 it's chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.
Edgar A. Guest
Thankful for the glory of the old Red, White
For the spirit of America that still is staunch
For the laughter of our children and the
sunlight in their eyes,
And the joy of radient mothers and their
And thankful that our harvests wear no taunt
of blood to-day,
But were sown and reaped by toilers who were
light of heart and gay.
Thankful for the riches that were ours to claim
The joy of honest labor and the boon of
For each little family circle where thare is no
Save where God has sent the sorrow for the
loving hearts to bear;
And thankful for the loyal souls and brave
hearts of the past
Who builded that contentment should be with
us to last.
Thankful for the plenty that our peacful land
For the rising sun that beckons every man to
do his best,
For the goal that lies before him and the promise
when he sows
That his hand shall reap the harvest, undisturbed
by cruel foes;
For the flaming tourch of justice, symbolizing
as it burns:
Here none may rob the toiler of the prize he
To-day our thanks were giving for the riches
that are ours,
For the red fruits of the orchards and the
perfume of the flowers,
For our homes with laughter ringing and our
hearth fires blazing bright,
For our land of peace and plenty and our land
of truth and right;
And we're thankful for the glory of the old
Red, White and Blue,
For the spirit of our fathers and a manhood
that is true.
Edgar A. Guest
When the night winds whistle
through the trees
and blow the crisp brown leaves
a crackling down,
When the autumn moon is big
and yellow-orange and round,
When old Jack Frost is sparkling
on the ground,
It's Thanksgiving time!
When the pantry jars are full of mince-meat
and the shelves are laden
with sweet spices for a cake,
When the butcherman sends up turkey
nice and fat to bake,
When the stores are crammed with everything
ingenious cooks can make,
It's Thanksgiving time!
When the gales of coming winter
outside your window howl,
When the air is sharp and cherry
so it drives away your scowl,
When one's appetite craves turkey
and will have no other fowl,
It's Thanksgiving time!
Home for Thanksgiving
Home is where I long to be
On this Thanksgiving Day;
Home... with all the heart of me,
So many miles away.
The family will be gathered there,
I can see there dear sweet faces
Around the table bowed in prayer...
The old familiar places.
The crackling hearth is glowing,
Flames reflected on the floor;
I can hear the young folks singing
As I sang in years before.
There's a road that leads me homeward,
In my heart there is a prayer
That the miles go swift behind me
And I'll spend Thanksgiving there.
Mildred L. Jarrell
That fields have yielded ample store
Of fruit and wheat and corn,
That nights of restful blessedness
Have followed each new morn;
That flowers have blossomed by the paths
That thread our working days,
That love has filled us with delight,
We offer heartfelt praise.
Not only for the earth's rich gifts,
Strewn thick along our way,
Her looks of constant loveliness,
We thank our God today;
But for the spirit's subtle growth,
The higher, better part,
The treasures gathered in the soul--
The harvest of the heart.
Out In the Fields
The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fears of what might pass,
I cast them all away
Among the new-mown hay,
Amonmg the hushing of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born...
Out in the fields of God.
God Shed The Light
God shed the light upon the fields
From which our blessings flow,
He touches the farmers and workers hands
To nourish us here below,
He brings us through another year
Another day of favored gist,
Thanksgiving Day to know and love
Thanksgiving Day to kiss.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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