Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston, illustrated by Stephen Gammell.
Holiday House, 1985.

If you're here in the United States, then Happy Thanksgiving! My girls have been out of school all week (which is fine, even if it's really due to lack of school funding at the state level, GRRRRRRR!!!!), and my brothers-in-law arrived in Wichita from Washington, D.C. yesterday. Today, my father-in-law comes to town from Missouri, and we shall all partake in the fancy Thanksgiving buffet in the ballroom at the Hyatt. How is that for different?

I made two pies, though. I need leftover pie in my life. And I will help cook dinner at my sister's on Sunday.

In the meantime, here is a book! Thanksgiving books are not really a favorite of mine, and the book I really wanted to read this year just wasn't available. Instead, I have a vintage book of poetry, compiled by the poet Myra Cohn Livingston, and illustrated by Stephen Gammell, better known in my world as the man responsible for these illustrations. Don't worry, these are far less disturbing.

I'm not crazy about this book, but I'm weird about Thanksgiving books in general. Rebecca at Sturdy For Common Things posted a great booklist, which includes several books I've blogged about in the past, if you are looking for some worthy titles.

Of course, it's also the ultimate Thankful Thursday, so to share a few more things I am thankful for:

  • I'm thankful for our time with my husband's family.
  • I'm thankful for time with my sister and her daughters and husband, my grandma, and my dad.
  • I'm thankful for my mom in Oklahoma, who turns 60 tomorrow. Alas, I won't see her until late December. Happy Birthday, Ma!
  • I'm thankful for my readers, who put up with my shoddy photographs and tendency to either underwrite or ramble on forever about nothing. Thanks for sticking around.
And because I don't have to cook tomorrow, I get to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with fewer interruptions! And I'm thankful for the new Anne of Green Gables, Gilmore Girls, and American Girl movie to binge on once guests are gone and the dust settles. 

And books! I'm thankful for books! And pie! And pets! And Christmas coming! And theatre! And dancing kiddos! And...



I'll stop now.

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