21 November, 2012

The Thanksgiving Story

by Lauren Setum, Allied Member ASID

Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the city

Not a hostess was ready, oh what a pity!

The gourds were arranged on the table with care

Could they be the meal the family would share?


But the children had anticipated this celebration for weeks

They'd even helped bake some of the treats

The pilgrims and indians had made a feast

There was no reason to eat gourds for dinner, not in the least!


Then a noise from the woods gave them a fright

To the window they went to catch glimpse of the sight

But with winter drawing near, it was already dark

So they turned on their light that resembled tree bark

Treetop chandelier from Currey & Company

 Look as they might, they just could not see

What could the noise possibly be?

Outside they raced, jackets in hand

Running across many acres of land

Print by Sarah Welch of Minneapolis: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103266312/northern-lake-hand-printed-linocut

At the first sight of camo, they knew they would feast

On the turkey the hunter said was 'the size of a beast'

Though the hostess was grateful, she knew it was clear

That turkey would be on the wall forever, just like the deer...