Gratitude, Celebration of Life, and a Reminder: Join Us Tonight for a Shared Potluck Table!

By Grace Maselli

Lest we forget-ski, members and friends, please know how welcome you are!!
Join us tonight at a shared, festive, pre-Thanksgiving potluck table! We’d love to see you.
Here’s the skinny (and the turkey fat):

Date Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time 6:30-8:30 PM
Address 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612; phone: 813.932.0241.
Questions? Contact or call (215) 834-4567 and reference our Thanksgiving potluck at LEC

And now onto classic poems for the season, the first by Ella Wheeler Wilcox who started writing in the late 1800s in celebration of gratitude and living in the present moment with appreciation.


We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
As weeks and months pass o’er us,
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus.












Our second poem is by Maude Margaret Grant, writing more than 77 years ago.

A Thanksgiving Dinner

Take a turkey, stuff it fat,
Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell.

Now potatoes, big and white,
Mash till they are soft and light.
Cranberries, so tart and sweet,
With the turkey we must eat.

Pickles-yes-and-then, oh my!
For a dessert a pumpkin pie,
Golden brown and spicy sweet.
What a fine Thanksgiving treat!

Acorns, vegetables, gravy, oh my!

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