HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2022
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life…
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year
— and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
~ Ray Stannard Baker, Pulitzer Prize winning author
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~ President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
There is one day that is ours.
There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home
to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to.
Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
~ O. Henry
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
Let us remember that, as much has been given us,
much will be expected from us,
and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips,
and shows itself in deeds.
~ President Theodore Roosevelt
“If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands down.”
~ Tony Snow, American journalist
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage;
We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.
~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
~ Willie Nelson, country singer and songwriter