Thursday, November 28, 2019

Quote of the Day (George Parsons Lathrop, on Thanksgiving)

“When the skies are sad and murky,
   'Tis a cheerful thing to meet
Round this homely roast of turkey—
   Pilgrims, pausing just to greet,
   Then, with earnest grace, to eat
          A new Thanksgiving turkey.

“And the merry feast is freighted
   With its meanings true and deep.
Those we've loved and those we've hated,
   All, to-day, the rite will keep,
   All, to-day, their dishes heap
          With plump Thanksgiving turkey.”— American poet, novelist and newspaper editor George Parsons Lathrop (1851-1898), “Thanksgiving Turkey,” Harper’s, December 1876

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