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A GOOD THANKSGIVING
Said Old Gentleman Gar, “On a Thanksgiving Day,
If you want a good time, then give something away
So he sent a fat turkey to Shoemaker Price,
And the shoemaker said, “What a big bird! How nice!”
And, since such a good dinner’s before me, I ought
To give poor Widow Lee the small chicken I bought.”
“This fine chicken, O see!” said the pleased Widow Lee,
“And the kindness that sent it, how precious to me!
I would like to make someone as happy as I—
I’ll give Washerwoman Biddy my big pumpkin pie.”
“And, O sure!” Biddy said, “’tis the queen of all pies!
Just to look at its yellow face gladdens my eyes!
Now it’s my turn, I think; and a sweet ginger-cake
For the motherless Finigan children I’ll bake.”
“A sweet-cake all our own! ‘Tis too good to be true!”
Said the Finigan children, Rose, Denny and Hugh;
“It smells sweet of spice, and we’ll carry a slice
To poor little lame Jake—who has nothing that’s nice.”
“O, I thank you, and thank you!” said little lame Jake:
“O what a bootiful, bootiful, bootiful cake!
And O, such a big slice! I will save all the crumbs,
And will give ‘em to each little Sparrow that comes!”
And the sparrow, they twittered, as if they would say,
Like Old Gentleman Gay, “On a Thanksgiving Day,
If you want a good time, then give something away!” Annie Douglas Green Robinson
November 1 riddle answer:
Thomas – 20 minutes in a New London shirt
Nadir – 21 minutes in a Cardinal shirt
Austin – 22 minutes in a Little Falls shirt
Sam – 23 minutes in a Duluth shirt
With L I’m a true friend,
With R I’ve a crown,
Alone I’m some old stuff,
From down in the ground?
What am I?
|I never tire of book recommendations. What are YOU reading?|
My recommendations include:
Mindy Mejia – To Catch a Storm
Judy Kerr – Silent Service
Joshua Moehling – Where the Dead Sleep
Hannah Morrissey – When I’m Dead
Carlene O’Connor – Murder in an Irish Bookshop
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|A Katie and Maverick Mystery traveling!|
More wonderful photos from RUTH!
States reporting visits: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin (and Washington D.C.)
Countries: Australia, Canada (Vancouver), Greece, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, LAOS, Thailand, and US.
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