‘The Little Things I Think Of
— For It's Thanksgiving’
Family friends and good neighbors
Walking through autumn leaves
And the sound of many colors because it's Fall.
Autumn colors and cool breeze and the crisp smell of firewood,
Through the air you can hear the sound of children playing full of laughter.
Those are a few things I think of and of course "Thanksgiving Dinner"
The smell of pumpkin, apple and sweet potato pies
Basket full of red apples, oranges on the counter, and cinnamon sticks, Cappuccino coffee, hot chocolate and green tea, that's just the start.
Glazed turkey and some ham, stuffing and gravy of course
And all the trimmings — mashed potatoes, casserole, yams, cranberry sauce,
Roasted glazed carrots, onions, rice, home-made macaroni, cabbage, walnut relish and celery along with a good salad.
Of the many things I am thankful for: My mother,
She loved to fix a feast for Thanksgiving,
Especially her potato soup I miss
And how she would smile for I loved her home-made soup
And the laughter we shared because I would say
“Mom I'm still a vegetarian”
And dinner we would have family together
And friends and good neighbors
And many different conversations
And football of course.
Happy Thanksgiving to all throughout the City of Alexandria,
Activist Geri Baldwin