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and Aunt 'Martha, Bless their
f "There's four 'families, to come,
all ages. And lively-1 don't say a
word.- Thedoin's those youfig
ones think up . But we just like
it. They come'to breakfast. Yes,
sir. To eat chicken and dump
lings, and -stay 'til late .eyenin'.
Oh, it's a Day. How they do visit,
big and little. , '
"There's one Great Grand
mother. She's wjonderful. And
two Grandmothers, besides the
mothers and fathers sand alPthe
children. And eat Well!
i- "Give me a good plateful of
turkey and cranb'ry jelly and
vegetables, I say, and never mind
the o'ngtrays.' ' .
"Then after dinner-we rest a
while, usually. The old.fo.lks just
visit. ..The young ones go out to
walk, or kick a football, 'round
theript. Then when dinner's kind
of settled, why we all play games
and do tricks,
5 "Of course; it isn't all-joy and
gladness. There's empty places,
every now arid then, in the evenin'
before the "lamps are lighted, we
talk of thpse that have been here,
times past, so's the children shan't
forget. But we don't' talk morun
ful. WC speak of -how .they'd
want us to be happy," even with
out" them and' how they're--never
forgot in our meetin's. It brings
them mighty close. And we are
thankful for the day.
Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
t His wife could eat no lean
!And so the turkey that they 'got
Was very fat, I ween.-a-S'istf-
"I am thankfuLforltbis," says Bill
Taft,;, ' t
"ThatTm wise'' and'he cheerily
TOexttirrie?llruV'twill be best
Not to travel so far-to-the west."
..". TEDD,Y' J -
"I am thankful for vthis," says
T.;R.- . J
"That perhaps it is beter by far
To keep my mouth-shut, like the
. Sphynx; - .
Whose' silence-'c'onceals what he
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