The Night Before Thanksgiving... Twas the night before Thanksgiving And anticipations were high, For there's a feast to prepare Complete with spiced pumpkin pie! The casseroles were all set to arrive with aunts and with cousins and all who would drive From states far away or fly in from school, All ready to buy into the big football pool. The leaves for the table were all put in their place With napkins and runners, ironed linen and lace; The centerpiece glistened with ripe polished fruit And eggnog awaited - with brandy to boot!! Stuffing and gravy, red cranberry sauce And other dishes from recipes lost, All handed down from generations past, Have been reinvented from Thanksgiving last. Though it's only a day, maybe it can last for two... For tomorrow we'll all have warm turkey stew. So, we're sending our blessings from this house to you For a Happy Thanksgiving and great leftovers too!