Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!



Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased.
~Alice W. Brotherton

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It’s a way to live.
~Jackie Windspear


Real abundance is found when we join hands with those we love.


Lord, ’tis Thy plenty-dropping hand
That soils my land,
And giv’st me for my bushel sowne
Twice ten for one.
All this, and better, Thou dost send
Me, to this end,
That I should render, for my part,
A thankful heart.
~Robert Herrick

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~William Shakespeare

All that we behold is full of blessings.
~William Wordsworth

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

Ah! on Thanksgiving day….
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
~John Greenleaf Whittier

“It was a very fine November day …

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”  ~ Jane Austen in Persuasion



At Austen Authors Mary Simonsen is sharing a brief history of how Thanksgiving was celebrated during the Federalist Era in America, along with excerpts from her novella Darcy on the Hudson – Thanksgiving in the Federalist Era  Yesterday Shannon Winslow posted a heartwarming reminder of what Thanksgiving is all about – Take Time for Thanksgiving.  I decided to stay with the Darcys at Pemberley, posting an excerpt from Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy as part of our ongoing P&P200 project – Mr. & Mrs. Darcy enjoy Pemberley’ myriad charms



I pray all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with laughter, love, joy, and excellent food! And football, if that is what you are into.  :Happy-Grin:

2 Comments for Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

  1. Hope you have all recovered from the yummy food! Just another day for us but we should adopt this tradition methinks! Not sure about Black Friday though, think I would give that a pass!

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