Monday, November 23, 2009

Taking a Few Days Off

I am taking the next few days off on blogging
for the holiday so...........
Everyone Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving!


Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
An' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they
Are growin more beautiful day after day;
Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
Buildin' the old family circle again;
Livin' the wholesome an' old-fashioned cheer,
Just for awhile at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.
Father's a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women an men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the east land an' home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
Out of the sham of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just what we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.

- Edgar Albert Quest -


Darla said...

Enjoy our holidays........I probably should follow your example and take a few days off too!

CiNdEe said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!!! Enjoy your day!!!!

Balisha said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Lona!!

Kiki said...

Enjoy your time !! Beauitful post! Blessings of the season!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Hi Lona, I’m just stopping in to say Hi, and to let you know that I’ve given you two awards. The Honest Scrap award and the Beautiful Blog Award. Totally up to you if you want to participate or not, I understand completely if you don’t. Thanks for all of the info & inspiration you’ve provided me since I found your blog :) Rebecca

Gail said...

Have a wonderful holiday! gail

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ A happy Thanksgiving to you too. I definitely agree with the "secret" idea of letting someone else make it. Nice poem too.

madcobug said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Pretty poem.
What time did you say you were eating? LOL, Helen

Heather said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lona! Love your new header - very lively and pretty.

T Opdycke said...

Isn't that Maxine a scream? Happy Thanksgiving, Lona!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


VW said...

Have a great day and be sure to leave room for the best part . . . dessert!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time away from blogging Lona and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

lynn'sgarden said...

Nice words there, Lona!
Enjoy your Turkey Day with family!
I'm going 'away' on Thurs. then cooking my own big bird on Saturday for
favorite part!
Lynn ;)

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Enjoy Lona.
Happy turkey day.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Heather: Thanks and you have a great Thanksgiving with the little ones.

Helen: Noon!LOL You have a great Thanksgiving.

T: That Maxine just makes my day.:-) Happy Thanksgiving!

Rebecca: You are so sweet and thank you. Will get to it after Thanksgiving. You have a great one.

Lynn: Leftovers are always welcome here.I love turkey so I really enjoy it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Diana: Thanks so much for dropping by!

VW: I may have to wait until the turkey is digested but I will have dessert for sure ;-)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Grace: Hop e your day is filled with family and friends!

Kathleen: You have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Catherine: You and the munchkins have a great Thanksgiving.

Kiki: Thanks so much and you have a great Thanksgiving.

Gail: Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Balisha: Loved your wreaths and you and Joe have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cindee: Hey girl, you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Darla: You and hubby, and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Patsi: Thank you so much and you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Have a wonderful time Lona. I LOVE your header!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Thank you Kanak I appreciate the comment and your visit.

JOE TODD said...

Sure brought a smile to my face on the day after Thanksgiving.

Dirt Princess said...

I LOVE the poem! It is too cute! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! I am just now getting around to catching up! I have been decorating since Thursday night, and I am worn out!