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2004-11-25 - 12:20 p.m.

We are thankful for our blessings

A message from the Callaway home on this Thanksgiving Day 2004...

On this happy day, we are thankful for our blessings. We pray for renewed belief in ourselves and each other and hope this bond of love will expand to envelop the entire universe.

Happy Thanksgiving

Gettin' together to smile and rejoice
And eatin' and laughin' with folks of your choice.

And kissin' the girls and declarin' that they
Are growin' more beautiful day after day.

Chattin' and braggin' a bit with the men
Buildin' the old family circle again.

Livin' the wholesome and old-fashioned cheer
Just for awhile at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more.

Just as we did when the youngsters were small
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.

Father's a little bit older but still
Ready to romp and to laugh with a will.

Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women and men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer
Oh, but we're grateful and glad to be here.

Home from the east land and home from the west
Home with the folks that are dearest and best.

Out of the sham of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just what we are.

Here we can talk of ourselves and be frank
Forgettin' position and station and rank.

Give me the end of the year and if its fun
When most of the plannin' and toilin' is done.

Bring all the wanderers home to the nest
Let me sit down with the ones I love best.

Hear the old voices still ringin' with song
See the old faces unblemished by wrong.

See the old table with all its chairs
And I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.

~Edgar A. Guest~

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