Thursday, November 26, 2009

Over the River...& Congrats to Turkey Trot Winners!


Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather's house we go;

The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river, and through the wood -Oh, how the wind does blow!

It stings the toes and bites the nose as over the ground we go.
Over the river, and through the wood,To have a first-rate play.

Hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ding",Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river, and through the wood Trot fast, my dapple-gray!

Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound,For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the wood -And straight through the barnyard gate,We seem to go extremely slow,It is so hard to wait!
Over the river, and through the wood -Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done? Hurrah for the pumpkin pie

and Congratulations to my son and daughter who each placed 2nd in their age category in the Christ Church Arlington Turkey Trot! Great job R & J!!

Happy Thanksgiving!


(This Thanksgiving song originally appeared as a poem written by Lydia Maria Child in Flowers for Children, volume 2, in 1844. The painting is by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, "Over the River to Grandma's house", 1947)

13 comments:

Ideezine said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day and weekend to you and yours!

Bette

Boxwood Terrace said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Michele and congrats to your son and daughter!

Deborah

Visual Vamp said...

Have a wonderful day!
Please do a post (with pictures) about the Turkey Trot! It sounds like such good old fashion fun! And congrats to the kids!
xo xo

Red Door Home said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! My family also begin the day at a Turkey Trot!

Chemin des Muguets said...

Greetings Michele-

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Congrats to your children as well.

Marjorie

P.S. I love your blog-you are one classy lady!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

That was so wonderful!

Congrats to the trotters...May they feast well!

Homer's Odd Isn't He. said...

Happy Turkey Day, Cheers, Homer/Bob

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I hope you had a lovely day!!
So much to be thankful for.

pve design said...

Wonderful and congrats to the trotters!
pve

Pat said...

Good for your runners! We had a 2nd place too, in the Alexandria Turkey Trot 10 & u.

AnneHH said...

Congratulations to your runners and happy Thanksgiving to your whole family! How inspiring to hear of your family getting up on Thanksgiving to run a race. We all lay about before getting dinner on the table in a very leisurely manner--but it was delicious.
We all counted our blessings as we went through the day and your friendship and your blog are two of mine! xo, Anne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.. many many hugs ~lynne~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo Lidy

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