A favorite Thanksgiving Song. *Hat tip* to John.

(That’s Why There’s No) Thanksgiving Song.mp3

(That’s Why There’s No) Thanksgiving Song

Can’t sing along, cuz there’s no Thanksgiving song

Pieces of April, now scattered round the table

How many more, that’s what this day is for

Take the tin foil from the tray, set silverware and plates

Paper napkins from the drawer

Too gold to stay too long… that’s why there’s

Cheap beer and football, sweet wine and pratfalls

Careful when you go to plate the cranberries should keep the shape

Of thecan, our silly yearly plan

Makes us laugh until we shake, what little sense it makes

To save the expiration date

Too gold to stay too long…. that’s why there’s no Thanksgiving song

I sneak upstairs, the family unaware

And looking through the window, I see the grass still visible

Through the snow, and from the floor below

Familiar sounds of washing pans, the work of wrinkled hands

And thoughts of long ago

Too gold to stay too long… that’s why there’s

No Thanksgiving song, nothing to sing along

Pieces of April, now scattered round the table

How many more, that’s what this day is for

Take the tin foil from the tray, set silverware and plates

Paper napkins from the drawer

Too gold to stay too long…that’s why there’s

No Thanksgiving song, nothing to sing along, nothing to sing along ·

Look in the mirror.

Love that person.

Love others.

Stout heart.

Eyes up.

Rage on.

Inhale.

Exhale.

Repeat.

Wildlife refuges, volcanic craters and many miles await when we leave for a road trip through southern Oregon…

Just after sunrise… Mt. Pisgah summit…

View from my run yesterday morning…