Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Over the River and Through the Woods by Lydia Maria Child & Brinton Turkle

This is a beautifully illustrated version of the song. 

There is a black and white picture of Grandma and Grandfather getting ready next to the stanzas....

...and then a two page colored spread of the family on it's way. Aren't the pictures lovely and New England-y? I feel that Thanksgiving is at it's best in New England. No local bias or anything.

Grandma baking away

Through the woods

Setting the table

And finally, they arrive! Color bursts into Grandma and Grandpa's house! I like the idea of the black and white world awaiting the color of children. Of course it is massively egotistically supposing that older people have lives without color, but it is sort of how I feel getting ready for family coming home for Thanksgiving--the moment they arrive is when things start popping. 

And feasting commences! 

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