The Pumpkin – Thanksgiving


“The Pumpkin – Thanksgiving”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana





The Pumpkin


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


I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day surrounded by love, good food, and gratitude for all our many blessings.



  1. Nell Jean said,

    November 26, 2009 at 8:42 am

    … And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Jan.

  2. Tatyana said,

    November 26, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Jan!

  3. Patty said,

    November 26, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Happy Thanksgiving. Miss you. I am so thankful for my family, you are the best.

  4. Katie said,

    November 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Teresa said,

    November 26, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Hope you are feeling happy and full on this Thankgiving night!

  6. November 27, 2009 at 3:48 am

    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Carol

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: