Happy Thanksgiving

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the
night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy
goodness sends.

 – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Some hae meat and canna eat, –
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae
meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
 –
Robert Burns

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men
living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
– Joseph Auslander

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

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

The big kitchen was a jolly place just now, for in the great fireplace roared a cheerful fire; on the walls hung garlands of dried apples, onions, and corn; up a loft from the beams shone crook-necked squashes, juicy hams, and dried venison . . . Savory smells were in the air; on the crane hung steaming kettles; and down among the red embers copper saucepans simmered, all suggestive of some approaching feast.”

– Louisa May Alcott, “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving”

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About Theresa

I live in an old farmhouse in upstate New York (no, *not* the big city!) in the country with my family, two dogs, two calves, and two horses. I love to cross stitch, quilt, read, and look at needlework blogs :) and I love coffee *and* tea!
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