Thanksgiving Day is almost here. Today I thought I would share the story of the First Thanksgiving using some of my décor.
Yes, sit back and pretend you are back in grade school again. lol!
That’s about what age my poetry is written for. hee-hee!
The Pilgrims sailed across the sea upon the mighty May Flower.
They hoped to escape the Dutch and gain religious power.
An old Indian village was the place they called their new home,
They arrived hoping never having to leave again or roam.
Soon the Indians and the Pilgrims became friends,
If they didn’t see eye to eye they would compromise and make amends.
The Indians taught them how to survive and plant corn,
In 1621 their first successful harvest caused a celebration to be born.
Wishing I had put 1621 on this stitching instead of the year I made it.
It went down in history as an important day,
One to give thanks and to pray.
This time of year our hearts are so full,
It’s a great teaching moment for our children I know.
President Lincoln declared it a day of ‘Thanksgiving’ in 1863.
Because the Pilgrims set the standard for us you see.
The first Thanksgiving dinner was not quite like what we have now,
They didn’t have cakes or pies, but they probably had fowl.
Not turkey, but maybe grouse, ducks, or geese,
cute pillow made by my my friend, Amanda
We know for sure that the Indians brought 5 deer to that first Thanksgiving feast.
Gather together and count your blessings one by one,
Taking time to remember will make us thankful for all that he’s done!
Wishing all of my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving day.
Gather together, thank the Lord, and pray!
Even through difficult times, I’m thinking of those who have suffered so much from hurricane Sandy, there is always something to be thankful for.
May God bless all of you my friends!
I will be sharing with these wonderful parties: