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In Thanksgiving Daily: November 26

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 26, 2008

Ah! on Thanksgiving day…
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?

~John Greenleaf Whittier
The Instructor, November 1964



  1. That’s a lovely picture with the red accents. My grandmother had a red apron very much like that one. I believe it was her mother’s. I do have one quibble, however. Fresh rhubarb in November? Is there something about rhubarb that I don’t know? It is gorgeous, deep red rhubarb, though, much nicer than anything you can find in the grocery store.

    (Sorry for being trivial; this has been a lovely series, Ardis!)

    Comment by Researcher — November 26, 2008 @ 6:51 am

  2. It was flown in special from Chile.

    Comment by Mark B. — November 26, 2008 @ 7:11 am

  3. Mark has given the only reasonable (?) solution. :) I admit to being puzzled by what they could possibly be making with the identifiable ingredients on the table, but I couldn’t resist the look on the little girl’s face. You just know she’s going to remember “helping Grandma cook” all the rest of her life.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 26, 2008 @ 7:16 am

  4. looks like swiss chard to me.

    Comment by Coffinberry — November 26, 2008 @ 7:34 am

  5. swiss chard, I think. rhubarb leaves are much bigger, darker and thicker. Yet we still have a freshness problem.

    Comment by fMhLisa — November 26, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

  6. We had chard until about 2 weeks ago. It’s very hardy.

    Comment by Margaret — November 25, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

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