Thanksgiving – ‘Over The River And Through The Woods’


The good news is that many more of us this year will have the opportunity to go ‘Over the River’ but not so sure how many of us ‘through the woods.’ A short rendition of the tune as a reminder of this well- worn song that many of us loved as a child.

Then an acknowledgement that we are indeed entering into the first Sunday of Advent. Add some wonderful old Christmas cards with some music and it surely fills out the nostalgia. The days of the Christmas cards. How well I remember those days of sending and receiving then hanging them on our fireplace.

This video below is a flashback to times gone by. . . . . . an era that has come and gone, but which is a near unspoiled era that typifies a pure and simpler way of life. There were no cell phones or iPads, no televisions or Blue Ray players, no Facebook or Twitter either. This video card focuses on family and a long past wonderful way of life. . .

A brief introduction and then some old time Christmas joy to help us get into the mood of the season.

You may enjoy it in full screen.

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving!

13 Responses to “Thanksgiving – ‘Over The River And Through The Woods’”

  1. Sparky Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Bunkerville! God bless. ❤

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  2. Always On Watch Says:

    Cute video with wonderful images! Thanks, Bunkerville.

    The days of the Christmas cards. How well I remember those days of sending and receiving then hanging them on our fireplace.

    We strung our across a piece of string running from the banister to one of the sconces over the fireplace. And that still wasn’t enough room for all the cards that my parents and I received.

    Here in our new house, we have this huge window with Venetian blinds. The cards will fit perfectly.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Bunkerville, and all who stop by this page on your blog.

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  3. Baysider Says:

    We had exactly one Christmas time trip to snow country, to my grandparents in Iowa. Our parents promised us a sled for Christmas which we could ride on the hill in front of their house. I saw pictures of my cousin’s visit the year before with snow piled up the fenders of their car. WE had 65 degree weather, no snow, no sled. The end.

    Not really. As I grew up I came to appreciate what was around ME to be my Christmas and Thanksgiving memories. A Puerto Rican friend opened my eyes with her story. She went to school in upstate New York. All that snow and cold was so un-Christmas like to her! Back home in San Juan they imported Christmas trees for sale on lots all over the city. The balmy warm air released a marvelous fragrance which the island breezes carried throughout the city. That delightful aroma was Christmas to her, not snow.

    Very sweet video. And “just reading a book” is still a great pleasure. 🙂

    Goodnight John Boy!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I recall one Christmas morning we had fresh snow. We had a wonderful old WWII Jeep – my brother and I went out and not a car to be found in rural Americana… gorgeous beyond all measure.. Indeed… a book and some Christmas carols music in the background sounds good. Have a good one.

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  4. geeez2014 Says:

    Oh, that Christmas video! I LOVE seeing old pictures of peaceful, beautiful times gone by!! Wonderful…thanks, Bunkerville.
    A VERY Happy Thanksgiving to you…….I’m thankful to you for keeping all of us news junkies even more up on the news through your always interesting posts….terrific. xxx Z

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  5. GP Says:

    Wishing you the best one yet!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Terri D. Says:

    Excellent! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! xo

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