Thanksgiving at Grandma’s House

Updated on November 23, 2017

Was it the pumpkin pie?

Or the potatoes piled high?

From the kitchen aromas sweet,

Drifting to every nose it meets.

Not a snapshot can I find,

But my memories are just fine.

Of family gathered around the table,

Of joyful thanks we’re proud and able,

1908 postcard
1908 postcard

To all those guest in Thanksgiving’s past,

I am so thankful you crossed my path.

To mom, the cook who inspired me most,

And to her mother I surely toast.

From grandma’s pie to Aunt Lila’s dishes.

Her scalloped corn made taste buds vicious.

Laughs and smiles around the room,

Aunt Lucy swinging to Uncle Bob’s tunes.

This is an old photograph of my grandmother Katherine Mattison Norton Rood's family reunion.
This is an old photograph of my grandmother Katherine Mattison Norton Rood's family reunion. | Source

Uncle Ervin entertaining my dear old dad,

With the fishing stories he always had.

A turkey dinner that's so perfectly planned,

Family of all ages thankful hand and hand.

Babies then from yesterday now growing old,

History found in memories that is proudly told.

It started with a family tradition many years ago.

A holiday of giving thanks America well knows.


Questions & Answers

    © 2017 Diana L Pierce


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Diana L Pierce 

        14 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

        Thank you, whonunuwho, for your kind words. Family traditions are seldom forgotten.

        Thank you, Kari, I'm so glad you like my memories set to verse.

        Thank you, Abdul for choosing to follow my work.

      • Abdul Haadi profile image

        Abdul Haadi 

        14 months ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

        Great rhymes, indeed! :)

      • k@ri profile image

        Kari Poulsen 

        14 months ago from Ohio

        I enjoyed this lovely ode to Thanksgiving and family. Thanks for sharing the family picture. :)

      • whonunuwho profile image


        14 months ago from United States

        Thank you for sharing this nice story of your family Thanksgivings celebrations. Reminds me of my own and we really do love to remember these times. Many blessings at Thanksgiving my friend. whonu

      • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Diana L Pierce 

        14 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

        Happy Thanksgiving, Jackie. To yesterday's feast.

      • Jackie Lynnley profile image

        Jackie Lynnley 

        14 months ago from The Beautiful South

        Great poem and so true. Thanks for the memories!


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)