Music of the day – Over the river and through the woods …

One of a few things that I remember from kindergarten is learning this song for Thanksgiving. The other two are making clay snakes, and napping on the rug that my mother knit for me.

Some of us will be traveling to be with family or friends either today or tomorrow, so this song seem appropriate. As a little girl, we did travel to “grandmother’s house” for Thanksgiving, so it has memories for me in more than one way.

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15 Responses to Music of the day – Over the river and through the woods …

  1. litenmaus says:

    A number of years ago, we wanted to provide an opportunity for my mother’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to spend a few days together with her, so we organized a weekend beginning with a sleigh ride.

    The horse harnesses were adorned with sleigh bells, the snow was two feet deep, the weather was perfect and halfway into the ride, we, three year old to 80 year old,literally became the song we were singing….”Dashing through the snow, in a four horse open sleigh, O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way.” It is hard to describe the ‘chuffing’ of the horses, the creak of the wood, the brilliance of the cold, but it was an awesome experience and whenever I hear the song, that is the memory I go to.

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  2. czarina33 says:

    Every Thanksgiving I can remember, until I went away to college, was just our little family at home, no aunts or uncles, cousins or grandparents. We never went anywhere else for dinner. Always turkey with herb stuffing & giblet gravy. Always Waldorf salad. Until frozen peas & pearl onions were invented we had petit point canned peas and carrots. I always made the pumpkin pie, altho occasionally mincemeat pie in a jar showed up, so I made one of those, too. Homemade whipped cream. Borden’s egg nog, with rum when we got old enough. We lived in Miami, so there were no sleigh rides.

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    No sleigh rides for us. We lived in Lakeland, FL. There was no family around so we invited the neighbor to the side of us and the one across the street. Mama cooked the turkey and a few other things and the neighbors brought some things. That was when I was a teenager.


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