|I think I found this vintage image here: Vintage Holiday Crafts.com|
When the frost has spread a silver shawl,
And the leaves have turned to gold;
When the fields of fruitful harvest
Are a glory to behold --
When dear friends and kinfolk gather
For the feasting and the fun,
And the cheer of home and hearth fire
Fills the hearts of everyone --
Then it's time to count our blessings
For the wondrous gifts we share
Reflected in each joyous heart
With grateful praise and prayer.
~ Elisabeth Weaver Winstead
Isn't that lovely? Our own Thanksgiving celebrations often include both dear friends and kinfolk -- and we find them even more meaningful because of that!