~~By Margaret Hillert~~

If I had been a Pilgrim child
Among the fields and forests wild
Where deer and turkey used to roam,
A cabin would have been my home
With fireplace and earthen floor
And bearskins hanging at the door.
I would have gathered berries bright
For candles fragrantly alight,
And dug for clams and picked the corn
And laid the table smooth and worn.
Or hunted nuts hard-shelled and good
And helped in any way I could,
With time to laugh and play and run
When Indian children came for fun.
And on the first Thanksgiving Day
I would have met with friends to pray
And thank the Lord for all his care
In keeping us together there.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!



Edited to add:

Since this is a holiday weekend for many, I’ll be taking advantage of the extra time to spend with my family – I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled program on Monday.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful.
    I actually had my FIRST Thanksgiving last year. As a non-American I felt a bit like a scientist observing a foreign species in their natural habbitat – and I loved it. It was one of the best days I’ve ever had and I went to sleep early with a full belly.
    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving

  2. Wonderful Post Girlfriend! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Wow, guess no one gives a hoot if I’m back or not or everyone is out SHOPPING! I did the Black Friday last year & phooey on that! I’m going to try the Cyber Monday this year. Have a great day!
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