23 November 2008

Over the River and Through the Woods

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 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 the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
by Lydia Marie Child 1844
We're off to Grandma & Grandpa's house for Thanksgiving.......

6 comments:

Heather and Reese said...

Have fun!

~Reese

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :)

Shannon said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. H. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lora! Have a safe trip! :-)

Anneliese said...

I came here because of the comment you left about the red cabbage. What a beautiful and inspiring blog you have! I will gladly post the red cabbage recipe this week sometime, so chaeck back. That was me, years ago .. . I loved it at German restaurants and then finally found someone who made it and it's become a must for our family for Thanksgiving and Christmas and any other special time too. Happy Thanksigiving!

Nancy said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy your family! Tell them we all said "hello" (my parents are here on their way through to KC).

Thanks for the sweet comment you left me. I understand about escapism...and I really do miss my computer time. My writing is another discipline on my list...I'll get to that when I have the others under my belt! I am so thankful for your friendship, too, and I'm so glad we're keeping in touch more regularly than we did for a few years!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Nanc