Saturday, November 7, 2009

Day 7 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving





Over the River

(Thanksgiving Day)

Over the river and through the wood
To Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through 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-ling!
Hurrah forThanksgiving 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 barnyard 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 fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
By Linda Maria Child

I remember this poem from my childhood days!
What are you thankful for today?




2 comments:

  1. I remember the line 'over the river and through the wood to Grandmother's house we go' but didn't know the rest of it, or that there was a 'rest of it'. That's neat. Thanks.

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  2. Today, I am thankful that you brought back to me a memory from my childhood. I remember singing that in my classroom when just a kid.

    This must be the weekend of memories because last evening I was thinking about my great aunt, Veronica, and how much fun we would have together even though she was at least 50 years older than me. It was such a special time☺

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