Thanksgiving Eve

“…It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens…”

from Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)

Like so many American woman, past and present Colette and I spent the day preparing food for Thanksgiving Day. I love the continuity of this holiday through generations of Americans. I love preparing food for the day, knowing that our Pilgrim mothers prepared food too…and every generation since. A day set apart to thank God for His many blessings and enjoy the bounty from His hands.

Here’s my apple pie, piled high with Winesaps, ready to go into the oven. It’s especially for Max, who doesn’t like pumpkin.

Colette’s Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough Bread cubed, dried, and ready for stuffing.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


  1. And to you and your family too, Suzanne! I hope you had a lovely day!


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