“Grand-Daughter Has Turkey Dinner For All Grandmothers”

“On OUR Way to Grandma’s’ for Thanksgiving”

Everyone knows, that there is “ONE” day in the year… that we…the whole family will travel to Grandma’s house for that big day… for all of the family to celebrate the best  dinner…that only a GRANDMA will prepare!

In AMERICA, it seems to me, that no matter how often  members of the family move from here to there… there is always a “BRIDGE” that we will have to cross … just to get to our destination … GRANDMA’s house!

Through the years… it seems to me, that we always had to cross a “BRIDGE” or two on our journey… and so  very often… in all of my memories,  some  of those times …we would be driving for at least an hour!

Over the years… some trips were a little longer and sometimes… maybe, just a tad shorter, but no matter what… we always… as I remember… were having  lots and lots of FUN on the way.

So… You are now…probably asking yourself, “HOW do you have FUN on a long drive with little children in the vehicle?”


You see that “BRIDGE” above?

As  we would be driving and no matter what we were doing in the vehicle… as soon as we  had the front tires on that BRIDGE, I would start singing…

Over the river and through the woods,
To grandmother’s house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,
Through (the) white and drifted snow!

Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the woods,
To have a first-rate play;
Oh, hear the bells ring, “Ting-a-ling-ling!”
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the woods,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the woods,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go extremely slow
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the woods,
Now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Depending… on how long that “Bridge” would be, we would sing  so loud and with all of the  gusto of  our smiling and laughing, that we could muster up… as we were so wrapped up in having so much more singing to do…  and fun … all the while… as we are trying to outdo each other … until and when we would arrive at our GRANDMA’s house.

Never ever…  did we sing all the above verses to that  song… as there are not … in any areas  that we have ever traveled… “that long of a BRIDGE”…  to drive over, and with the speed that we travel  today, in and around any of the places…  where we  have ever lived.

So… and since “Thanksgiving Day”  is being celebrated all this week and maybe even next week….   just depending on who and where your family will be celebrating… just so all of the family will have FUN getting together again…

Why not start trying to sing the above song … with all the family in the vehicle… and see for yourself, and your family… if you have as much fun as we have.

Remember to start singing when the  vehicle  is about  to go onto  the “Bridge” …  the “DRIVER”  will usually start…  and then…  no matter what word you are singing…when the end of the BRIDGE is under the tires of the vehicle… stop singing… even with…  just a half  of a word in your mouth… that is when you will all start to laugh… seeing each other’s faces with just a partial  word of the song   just  about to come out… and  the song… never ever finished! 

“Have lots of FUN this year while traveling to Grandmother’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving!”

“Once you start to sing the above song… when you approach that “BRIDGE”… and then stop with just a part of a word… in your mouth… and all those that are in the car… are starting to laugh… and looking at each other’s face….

Sing this FUN  song each and every time … a “BRIDGE”  is  being crossed all year long… Holiday or not… It will keep all of you in the vehicle… happy and laughing!

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