Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Make a Wish

As kids we always were excited to get the wishbone of the turkey.  Though we really didn't believe that our wish would come true by pulling the wishbone apart, we did it anyway.    I think it was more of a contest just to see who got the longest part of the bone.   

Pilgrims from England are reported to have brought this custom over with them.   A wish is a desire or strong inclination or prayer-petition for a specific thing. 


  • I wish for you, gentle reader, that today if your heart is heavy, you will discover a spark of joy in the most unlikely place.
  • If your mind is troubled, I wish you find peace in a healthy way.
  • If your body is in pain, I wish that you find relief from your suffering and at the most unexpected time.
  • If today is wonderful and all is well.....I wish you more of the same. 
     This is the stove our moms cooked the turkey in 1968, if they were fortunate enough to have a brand new stove!


Southern Lady said...

Beautiful sentiments, Janean. Best wishes to you and your family for the best Thanksgiving ever!



I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

those are beautiful thoughts, Lets hope they spread the world over, Oh how i love that stove!I wish you health, peace and happiness.

Andrea said...

My kids love the wishbone, too. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

Stephanie Hall Burns said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING JANEAN!!! Blessings to you, Steph. :)

Maureen said...

What wonderful sentiments. Blessings to you and your family.

P.S. Thanks for visiting my "summer" (garden) blog. At this time of year I don't check it the way I should.

Eve said...

Thank you for you thoughtful wishes Janean. I have in my kitchen a 1940's O'Keefe & Merritt Stove that I bet you would adore!! And I think I have a wishbone that is probably ready for making a wish! Now where did I leave that thing!!