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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day
With steadfast and unwavering faith, with hard and patient toil, The Pilgrims wrung their harvest from a strange and sterile soil. And when the leaves turned red and gold beneath the autumn sun, They knelt beside the scanty sheaves their laboring hands had won, And each grave elder, in his turn, with bowed and reverent head, Gave thanks to bounteous Heaven for the miracle of bread.
And so was born Thanksgiving Day. That little dauntless band, Beset by deadly perils in a wild and alien land, With hearts that held no fear of death, with stern, unbending wills, And faith as firmly grounded as the grim New England hills, Though pitiful the yield that sprang from that unfruitful sod, Remembered in their harvest time the goodly grace of God.
Gid grant us grace to look on this, our glorious native land, As but another princely gift from His almighty hand. May we prove worthy of His trust and keep its every shore Protected from the murderous hordes that bear the torch of war, …

Home Again, and A Thanksgiving Meal :)

It was funny to wake up and see snow at home (no, all the snow for hours upon hours yesterday was not a dream... ;) )!
 Bringing the Fall indoors
 Playing with trip toys as he unpacks -- fun!
 Deborah's teddy bears

 Tuesday, the above is what our back woods looked like. So many leaves had fallen, but yet the oaks still had not changed color. By Monday of the next week, the below is what it looked like:
Quite a change, huh? :)
 Sherman Symphony... their Christmas Pops concert is December 6th (7:30 p.m.) and 7th (3:30 p.m.) at the Sid Richardson Center on the Austin College campus. It should be really fun and festive!
 This special little unexpected gift made my day! :) Thank you so, so much, Deborah!
 Micah bought this ping-pong net, and even though the table's not the official size, we've still been having fun! :)
 Singing as she wraps presents...
 Mary McK. was born last week! Here she is with her grandpa. :)
 The happy parents
 Mom and Mary  Deborah gets a turn :)