It’s no secret Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; the students are always commenting about it. 🙂 While milling through the bookstore recently, I came across a new gem to add to my ever-growing collection of Thanksgiving stories to feast upon: Sharing the Bread…An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story. Written by Pat Zietolow Miller and Jill McElmurry, this heartwarming story shares how an American 19th Century family prepares a delicious feast together, one not very different from what we eat today.
“Mama, fetch the cooking pot. Fetch our turkey-cooking pot.. Big and old and black and squat. Mama, fetch the pot…”
“Grandma, bake your pumpkin pie. Whip the topping light and high. High enough to reach the sky. Grandma, bake the pie…”
Each family member contributes to the growing meal, sharing their thanks while gratefully giving their service throughout the day. Written in rhyme and filled with holiday spirit, it’s truly a mouthwatering read-aloud for any family to share. Here’s hoping you find your treasured family traditions as the holidays begin once again!
Note: Speaking of feasts, our annual LME Thanksgiving Feast is set for Wednesday, November 18th in our cafe during all lunches. Please make your reservation now for this fun event.