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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING


First Thanksgiving


If I had been a Pilgrim child

Among the fields and forests wild

Where deer and turkey used to roam,

A cabin would have been my home

With fireplace and earthen floor

And bearskins hanging at the door.



I would have gathered berries bright

For candles fragrantly alight,

And dug for clams and picked the corn

And laid the table smooth and worn.

Or hunted nuts hard-shelled and good

And helped in any way I could,

With time to laugh and play and run

When Indian children came for fun.



And on the first Thanksgiving Day

I would have met with friends to pray

And thank the Lord for all his care

In keeping us together there.


By Margaret Hillert


Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving filled with warmth and love from family and friends.

As always, Smiles....
Jolene




10 comments:

Sharlotte said...

How beautiful Jolene! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cathy B said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Jolene!

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Dear Jolene,
Happy Thanksgiving.
Bisxxx

Catherine said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dee L said...

What a touching poem--especially since I have a 17 month old grandson. I can just see him playing with those Indian children. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Ranae said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Myra said...

I hope your Thanksgiving is special Jolene!

Carolyn NC said...

What a pretty poem, Jolene! Hope you also have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

Carin said...

I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving day ! Thanks for the beautiful poem.

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