Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Dear Friends,

I'd like to share this beautiful article from Godey's Lady's Book, November 1972, couple with a few photos of what our family has been up to lately~

"The eve of our annual Thanksgiving Day is drawing peacefully to its close. Strange, that though this day comes in this dreariest month of the whole year, yet a golden glory always seems clustering about it, and all the joyousness and the bright freshness, and the beautiful charm of spring-time seem concentrated in this one happy day; and our hearts instinctively swell with grateful thanks for all the blessings plentifully meted out to us by the merciful hand of our Heavenly Father, throughout the long but now dying year.

The Night-Blooming Jasmine

The spirit of Thanksgiving Day! who does not recognize its silent and pure presence? No matter how lonely one may be, however far removed from friends and home--where is held, on this day, the family reunion--still in your silent room where you sit in loneliness, perhaps in grief, this peaceful and shining spirit glides noiselessly in, and its cheering presence sheds a golden glory around--you feel that you are not alone, and as if some loved friend had burst in upon you with their joyous welcome and beaming face, your heart leaps with sudden gladness, and your sorrow is vanished as if by magic.

'Tis the holy spirit of Thanksgiving Day. It cheers every heart, and gathers up many tearful thanks--often silently offered--and wafts them on snowy wings to its starry home in the skies.

Liberty likes apple peelings!

May its beautiful presence, on this day of the coming year find all sorrowing hearts made happy, all desolate homes rejoicing, the lonely wanderer sheltered in his haven or rest. That all may offer up, in one grand melody, that glorious hymn to the Creator, "Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good-will towards men."

And Noel likes his stuffed twin :) .




  1. dear mama,
    i like the photos of liberty and noel and i like thanksgiving day
    i love you and i like you:)

  2. We don't have Thankgiving day in the UK but we do have snow and my 'big' kids would love some right now!!

  3. Snow, how fun. Enjoy this special time wiht your beautiful family xoxox Clarice

  4. As I read and came to this spot of the article you shared...

    "as if some loved friend had burst in upon you with their joyous welcome and beaming face, your heart leaps with sudden gladness, and your sorrow is vanished as if by magic."

    I realized the timing of the photo to follow was just perfect! What a cute and dear little face all bundled in jacket & hood keeping warm out on the snowy yard!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Que palabras tan bonitas!

    Los ninos se ven que les gusta la nieve ;-)

    Gracias, amiga mia, por compartir.


  6. What a great article and picture of your cat! I did not know she/he was named Liberty, but it's a great name. Thanks for the post, as usual.


  7. Oh wonderful post thanks for sharing loved all the pictures WoW snow!! Praying that the children are feeling better and healing swiftly ~ When we get settled I have some hand me downs I would love to send your way from Anna. Anna has grown so much in the last few weeks and she has some things that still have much wear left in them let me know if your interested ~Blessings Heather ;D

  8. Dear Marqueta,

    I enjoyed reading the article. The kitty-cats are so sweet! Noel looks like playtime was interrupted. :) Snow! My my. I can't imagine snow right now!!


  9. Great blog. look forward to reading more.

  10. Lovely comments! And such fun photos! I can't believe how much snow you have! Ours melted so fast and I am ready for lots of it!!! I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving dear friend!


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