Thanksgiving Memories – A Fun Thanksgiving Poem
Many years ago, when my oldest child was 6 or 7 (she is now 16), our homeschool group at the time had a small Thanksgiving gathering and presentation, for which Audrey memorized a funny little poem (and recited it in her homemade pilgrim outfit — she was so cute!). We, just yesterday, located the old issue of ideals magazine from which the poem came, and I showed it to “Dinky Tumblina” (9). She instantly wanted to memorize it as well, and already has!
Here is the poem (from Ideals Thanksgiving , 1985), written by Clara J. Denton:
Something to Be Thankful For
I’m glad that I am not today
A chicken or a goose,
Or any other sort of bird
That is of any use.
I’d rather be a little girl,
Although ’tis very true,
The things I do not like at all,
I’m often made to do.
I’d rather eat some turkey than
To be one, thick and fat,
And so, with all my hear, today,
I’ll thankful be for that.