Different families celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways.
While some make is a special occasion to give thanks, maybe watch the Thanksgiving Day parades, help out at their church or at a food kitchen, others have big gatherings of family and friends and a table full of traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Then after dinner, while the children play out in the yard, the women wash the dishes, and the men watch football.
Finally, everyone goes home, and for many the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is an equally special day, with the best shopping bargains of the year.
I thought I would write a poem about this. It’s not based on any particular memories in particular, just a mixture from over the years.
I hope you enjoy it…
Families and friends come gather around
A table of food, it looks really grand
It’s a reason to gather and all celebrate
All being a part of the United States
There’s turkey and ham
And veggies and dip
And Grandma’s potato salad
There’s nothing quite like it
There’s macaroni cheese and baked beans
Each brings their own special dish
Then Salads and coleslaw
And pumpkin pie in a dish
The children run around
Playing games outside
Having fun, burning energy
Leaving grown ups aside
Who chat and drink
And play games of their own
Or sit and watch football
With full stomachs that groan
Guests leave and go home
Early night, early up
Just got to be up in time
For the Black Friday shop