A Tradition Based on Love

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandmother’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.
~Lydia Maria Child
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There is nothing more I love than getting together with my children and grandchildren. We have a tradition at holidays. As we welcome family from near and far,  we set an extra plate at our table to remind us of our troops unable to be home with their families and friends during the holidays.

Amidst the baking of pumpkin muffins, the mashing of potatoes, and the basting of the turkey, remember not only to count your blessings, but remember those that are serving and protecting us.Thank God for these brave men and women and all the freedoms we have. May God bless our servicemen and woman, our veterans, and our families and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 
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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my family and friends. I am so grateful for those serving our country. This Thanksgiving set an extra place at your table to remind us of our troops unable to be home with their families and friends. Thank God for these brave men and women and all the freedoms we have.