Thursday, November 19, 2009

Over the River

Over the river and thru the wood,

To grandmother's house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh,
Thru the white and drifted snow, oh!
Over the river and thru the wood,
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes,
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and thru the wood,
To have a first-rate play;
Oh, hear the bell ring,
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day-ay!
Over the river and thru the wood,
Trot fast my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

It may not be to my grandmother's,

and it may not be by sleigh nor through the snow, 
but we will be going over some rivers
 to get to my mother's house to celebrate Thanksgiving.

I probably won't be posting much during the next week, but don't fret...
I'll be checking in and dropping comments here and there for all of you!

To all by blog buddies.....

even for those of you who don't actually celebrate this American holiday,
I am thankful to have you as my blog friends!  


Duncanr said...

Happy Thanksgiving, YnB !!!

yorksnbeans said...

Thank you Duncan! We're looking forward to taking an extended getaway and seeing my Mom. Hopefully, the weather will be warm and the sun will be shining!

nonnie9999 said...

i never knew that song was about thanksgiving. i always thought it was a xmas song.

a wonderful and safe t-day to you and all your readers, ynb.

Matty said...

Enjoy the holiday week, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

linlah said...

Happy Thanksgiving and a safe trip.

nursemyra said... I am thankful for you too xx

FJ said...

Thanks YnB, have a great holiday.

dave hambidge said...

And we in Britland have to make do with BBC Children in Need (aka Pudsey Mania) charity all fecking night on TV.

You win!

Bearman said...

I never knew any line beside the first 2.

Am I the only one who hates Thanksgiving. Not for getting together with the family but the meal.

Turkey - hate
Stuffing - tolerate
Cranberries - yuck
Rolls - Ok I'll eat that
Pumpkin and Apple Pie - Yuck (hate cooked fruit)

Am I also the only one who likes processed turkey (cold cuts) but not real cooked turkey? travels YNB. And hope you get stuffed on Thanksgiving.

delicate flower said...

Wondering what Bearman actually likes? I'd prefer lamb actually, if I could rule the world..

Bet my kids don't even know the song, it was a favorite for me. Thanksgivings were always big family get-togethers, with a more than generous measure of alcohol thrown in... with frequent disasterous results. But all in all good times.
My Thanksgivings are quieter and this year will be quiet as well. But we will have the obligatory turkey and stuffing. If for no reason other than nostalgia and my desire to cook.

Thanks for the trip back as well as your good wishes to the blog world! Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, YnB. That's a lovely photo of your family. Although, to be honest, I thought you were a bit younger than you look in the picture. Maybe you should consider some hair dye and contacts.

Have a great time!

lynn said...

i think the best thing about the thanksgiving holiday is the cooking and baking. i just love it! i'm starting my baking on sunday. happy thanksgiving TY&Bs...

lynn said...

sorry i thought that would come across as a direct link.

bearman said...

Bearman likes Pasta
Bearman likes steak
Bearman like crab legs
Bearman likes ice cream
Bearman likes cookies (but not chocolate chip and obviously anything with raisens)

Shall I go on DF?? haha

Joanna Jenkins said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving YnB! Safe travels to your Mom's house.
xo jj

Big Pissy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Safe travels! :)

lynn said...

geez, who knew beraman was so persnickety?

yorksnbeans said...

Thanks everyone! We got here safely. The weather is fantastic. Ate dinner out by the pool. Florida is great in Winter!

Lynn thanks for the photo!

Bear - try to make the best of it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving, YnB!

yorksnbeans said...

Thanks Ying, but you're not late. Thanksgiving is next Thursday.

delicate flower said...

Bearman... expensive tastes.. I guess I have to ask why "obviously" raisins?

And, what does your family have on Thanksgiving? or are you a non-Thanksgiving country person?

alantru said...

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Gobble gobble -- at least I believe that's the proper seasonal greeting...? But I'm often and easily confused...

Bearman said...

DF obviously raisens b/c in my initial rant I said no cooked fruit.

George said...

Man, I can't wait to get my grub on Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Haha! I meantto say Happy Early Thanksgiving...

Damn Canadians...;)

lisleman said...

FL - so are the palm trees decorated with lights yet? I always that was interesting since I grew up with evergreens having the lights.

yorksnbeans said...

Lisle....yes, some of my mother's neighbors have begun decorating their yards already. Palms are beautiful when lit up, but very different from the traditional kind!

dave hambidge said...

How long is this damn holiday?