Sunday, November 20, 2011

Over The River and Through The Wood



Over The River and Through The Wood



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,
to Grandfather’s house away!
We would not stop
for doll or top,
for ’tis Thanksgiving Day.




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,
with a clear blue winter sky.
The dogs do bark
and the children hark,
as we go jingling by.






Over the river, and through the wood,
to have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
“Ting a ling ding!”
Hurray for Thanskgiving Day!




Over the river, and through the wood—
no matter for winds that blow;
or if we get
the sleigh upset
into a bank of snow.




Over the river, and through the wood,
to see little John and Ann;
we will kiss them all,
and play snowball
and stay as long as we can.





Over the river, and through the wood,
trot fast my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground
like a hunting-hound!
For ’tis 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—
old Jowler hears our bells;
he shakes his paw
with a loud bow-wow,
and thus the news he tells.




Over the river, and through the wood—
when Grandmother sees us come,
she will say, “O, dear,
the children are here,
bring pie for everyone.”





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!










Would like to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Dedicating this post to my Grandmother Mom Mom, for who is missed dearly!!

Look for me on these posts:
Seasonal Sundays
Tablescape Thursdays

4 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Andrea, as always, what a gorgeous table!! I just LOVE seeing everything that you do!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have been inspired!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape for Thanksgiving is so Beautiful love your dishes and your centerpiece for the day with your family. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Thanksgiving tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family for Thanksgiving dinner.
XXOO Diane

Sarah said...

Andrea, this is a gorgeous tablescape and you've used one of my favorite holiday poems / songs. ;-)
I've been coveting those WS individual tureens. I regret that I didn't buy myself some last year.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today. Your blog is lovely with many creative ideas. I liked your table setting. Me and my daughters started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful ideas. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day. Oh, my son is almost 21 also. Sons are the best, aren't they?
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley