In preparation for next Thursday, here's a stanza from "The Pumpkin" by John Greenleaf Whittier:
Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored;
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before;
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye,
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?
John Greenleaf Whittier's home in Massachusetts is a few miles from mine in New Hampshire, and yet, I've never been for visit! One of these days...
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I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday with plenty of pie for dessert!
Right. I have a sudden urge to bake... yum.ReplyDelete
Yum! Pumpkin pie for me is synonymous with Thanksgiving. Not so for my NH-born husband, though.ReplyDelete
Jama--check out my library blog on Monday where I will be suggesting alternatives to pumpkin pie.ReplyDelete
It's taken me years to re-learn to make pie gluten free. I am so looking forward to it over the next few months! I don't limit it to just one Thursday, obviously.ReplyDelete
You can keep the pumpkin, but bring on the "Karo nut pie" (aka pecan pie)!!!ReplyDelete
Love the poem you hid in Julie's comments!!!