Unlike some other holidays, there aren’t many popular traditional songs associated with Thanksgiving. In fact, the only one that I can think of is “Over the River and Through the Woods”. It was composed by Lydia Maria Child (who is best remembered for being creator of the piece despite her other work as a writer and social activist) and was originally published in 1844 as a poem in her book, Flowers for Children, Volume 2. DCPL doesn’t own that title, but we do have several illustrated versions of the poem, as well as a collection of her letters. Click here to take a look at the catalog listings.
As the title of this post suggests, I’m ready for some pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie covered with whipped cream is quite possibly my favorite traditional Thanksgiving food. What meal component are you looking forward to the most?