It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 22, Book 18

Ah! on Thanksgiving day…
When the care wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?

John Greenleaf Whittier 

Today I’m thankful for dessert

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Grandpa Jones

One of my contributions to our family Thanksgiving this year was pumpkin pie.  It’s one tradition that I’d hate to miss out on and as no one else volunteered, I decided to make it.  It’s just not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.

Over the river, and through the wood 
When Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun.  Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Lydia Marie Child

Pumpkin pie is going to grandma’s house over that river, it’s a warm fire on a winter night, it’s pure sweet, spicy comfort in a crust.

We had other desserts too, not just pie, there were plenty of cookies to keep the kids happy.  They are not yet lovers of pie. There was brownies, apple pie and pumpkin roll too. I think everyone’s sweet tooth was met and more.

There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.

Gail Simmons

I grew up in a family where there was always some sort of dessert on the table and did the same for my own family.  My dad had a sweet tooth and I must have inherited that trait from him.

Having dessert on hand to share with guests, along with a good cup of coffee, is the way we welcome people to our home.  My mom was a firm believer in feeding people, and I guess I am too.  No one will ever leave my house hungry for sure.

On my thankful list for today:

6544. for family gatherings, they are wonderful
6545. for so much to be thankful for, I am blessed
6546. for joy and laugher with family and friends

Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

Jim Davis



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving day and enjoy your dessert!

Rick Watson said...

Jilda cooked pumpkin and sweet potato pies last night. Yum! I can’t wait.
Happy Thanksgiving Ma.

peggy said...

Haven't thought about Grandpa Jones in a long time. A SWEET post this morning, Happy Day to you and all.

jack69 said...

you sound like my mama, always ready to feed someone. But the strangest thing we never had pumpkin pie, always sweet potato pie. Neither Mom nor dad's family (farmers) raised pumpkins so we did not either. I was about ten when I tasted my first one. It was at an orphanage where we took some gifts and ate with the kids. the cook made pumpkin pies with pecans. BOY was it good.

Happy Thanksgiving, I know you guys have already celebrated family style.
Today I am truly Thankful for our family although we will not see them today. There is a possibility of son Mark coming up!
Get some rest up there.
Sherry & jack

betty said...

We too had dessert growing up after the evening meal. Scoop of ice cream in the summer, cookies pretty much the rest of the year. We're doing pecan pie and apple pie here today along with ice cream sandwiches for the kids.

Happy Thanksgiving Ma!


Chatty Crone said...

Yum. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

jack69 said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING From down here. I know the family enjoyed those pies. (AND appreciated mama for volunteering!)

wonderful day here, Sherry and I went out and had the traditional meal. Son Mark hurt his eye and could not make it up, so it was me 'n She, as happy as can be.
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

Ooooh, those pies look scrumptious! I wasn't going to have a slice. Nope, no way. Then, I wound up enjoying TWO. Unfortunately, they (store-bought) weren't particularly spicy as I recall mother's homemade pies.


those pies look delicious. hope the day was happy.