Mom always said the prayer before each meal and that included Thanksgiving!!!
"Thanksgiving Prayer"

We're thankful Lord, on this great day,
To have the strength and right to pray.
To Thank You for your great, great love,
You send to us from up above.
And for the way Lord, that you keep,
Your hand on us, your straying sheep.
For us, Dear Lord,who grow too bold,
And stray too far Lord, from the fold.
We Thank You Lord, for loved ones dear,
You let us have, through all the year.
The good life Lord, that You provide,
Although we stray Lord, from your side.
We Thank You Lord, for fields of grain,
For summer sun and summer rain.
Again Lord, in our humble way,
We Thank You, this Thanksgiving Day.

E.H. Coe 1973


"Thanksgiving Dinner"

Thanksgiving Dinner, Oh what a sight,
The dinner has been on the whole blessed night.
The turkey, cooked up to a delicate brown,
Pumpkin and Mince pie, best all around.
Gravy, potatoes, yams golden in hue,
Pickles and relish, to mention a few.
Nut bread and white bread, both of them hot,
Noodles with chicken, cooked in a pot.
Plum Pludding from recipes, out of the past,
Punch in a bowl, with plenty to last.
I've mentioned them all, never left out a thing,
Now this is a dinner, fit for a King!!!

E.H. Coe 1973
Dad did forget to mention homemade Divinity and homemade Fudge!!!!