A Very Happy Thanksgiving From The Mighty Magazine World…

November 23, 2021

In the November 1921 issue of Good Housekeeping, Thanksgiving was celebrated with style:  a poem by Martha Haskell Clark and decoration by Franklin Booth.  What Good Housekeeping published a century ago, is as valid today as it was then…

Below are a few verses from the poem and feel free to click on the picture below to read the entire poem.

God be thanked for acred yield, and mile-wide harvest bending

Heavy for the reaping-blades, waist and shoulder-high,

Reach on reach of golden seas, shoreless, and unending,

Where the furrow-clods lay dark ‘neath an April sky.

Lord, amid our lifted prayers, let us not forget

Little, tended garden-plots in humble dooryards set.

Simple hearts and humble hands, toiling day by day,

Dreamer-souls that keep the faith on sordid paths unknown,

Those who sow, but seldom reap, bless them, Lord, we pray,

Send full store of golden grain for every threshing-stone.

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.

Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni, Ph.D.

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