Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Memories

  By Obie Oakley

Image result for kids at thanksgiving      Here it is, less than a week away from Thanksgiving.  It has always been my favorite holiday.  I think it goes back to when we were at Midwood and we would draw pictures of turkeys, dress up like pilgrims and collect food for those less fortunate. If you remember, we would put them in a bushel basket and at a special program in the auditorium, a couple of guys would take these crepe paper decorated baskets down to the stage where they were later taken to some needy family.

 We would also sing We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's 

Blessing.  It was a time of sharing and it always gave me a good feeling, not so much as "look at me, see what I did" but one doing something for someone else not so blessed.  Interestingly, I never thought of my family as being "blue collar or middle class". 

 BTW, the Presbyterian Church in all their infinite wisdom removed that hymn from its/our hymnal.