Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Was she on the Mayflower?


Vintage Thanksgiving Greetings card. A young Pilgrim trims the crust on a pie. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
I asked my somewhat confused, 93-year-old friend what she was going to do for Thanksgiving.
Woman's World Magazine cover November 1915. Artwork of a Pilgrim couple. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
"I’m going to my grandmother’s. She is going to cook."
Vintage Thanksgiving Wishes postcard. A beautiful Native American woman and a turkey. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
Good for her grandmother! I wonder if she come over on the Mayflower.
Vintage postcard, Peace and Plenty Bless Your Thanksgiving. Illustration of a young pilgrim in cloak and cap enjoying a walk in the winter woods. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
Mid visit, she asked, "How old am I?"
"Honey, you're 93."
"93!?! Why the Hell am I not dead yet?"
The American Weekly magazine. Thanksgiving cover 1947 by J. C. Leyendecke. Grandma peels apples while her grandson watches. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
Well, my thought is, if her grandma is still alive and cooking Thanksgiving dinner, there are probably a whole bunch of longevity genes in her DNA.
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. Vintage postcard 1911. A Pilgrim girl plucks a turkey. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
Planning for another 93 years might be a good move . . .
Vintage magazine cover The Saturday Evening Post. Thanksgiving 1908. Grandma making a pie by J.C. Leyendecker. Was She on the Mayflower and other stories of giving thanks. marchmatron.com
then she can come visit me when she is a spry 150 and I'm 93.

#Senior #Thanksgiving #Grandma
Updated 11/22/17

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Other stories of Giving Thanks: 


www.marchmatron.com/2012/11/a-traditional-thanksgiving.html
A Traditional Thanksgiving

www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/what-are-you-thankful-for.html
What are you thankful for?

www.marchmatron.com/2013/08/gratitude.html
Gratitude

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