Over The River

I can’t think about Thanksgiving without hearing the song from my childhood playing in my head,

“Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go…”


I doubt anyone’s surprised I only remember the first two lines.

Aside from that being a long time ago, since then I’ve moved around several climates. A lot. Much of that time we rode dune buggies and dirt bikes across the desert and crossed dry ravines.

Today we cross the Columbia River on the Blue Bridge and between the cables of the Hendler Bridge sometimes daily.

So much has changed over the years, but more than ever before, we have so very much to be thankful for – and the promise of more joy in store for the future.


Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

“No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 (NLT)


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10 responses to “Over The River

  1. We had a great Thanksgiving celebration and hope you did, too.

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  2. Our Thanksgiving trip involves canyons, vistas, and crossing sprawling Indian Reservations. Then often snow or sleet in the Colorado mountains. So I guess my theme song is more along The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. Or maybe Magnificent Seven. The west still is pretty wild between Tucson AZ and Bayfield CO.

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    • But it’s a great trip, Mary. I’ll pray for travel mercies and a happy visit.


      • It was a great trip, even the drive was beautiful. But packing the car to leave Colorado when it was 30 degrees out reminded us of the blessing that Tucson in the winter is. Ah, to be home and back in short sleeves and sandals!


        • It’s still warm here compared to many parts of Colorado. 40 degrees to me is Sweater weather, but having attended Grammar School in the Valley of the Sun, and returned for some college, I know exactly what you mean.


  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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