The Pumpkin was written by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892). Here’s an excerpt – the part about Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie…
Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored;
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before;
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye,
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your pumpkin pie!
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