It's getting close to that time of year again
The fourth Thursday of November
When Rocky serves up some good eating
And a birthday for Tim to remember

Rocky always hosts Thanksgiving
One of our long-standing holiday traditions
Tim married and the family has grown by three
Jennifer, Samantha and Simon are additions

A big old turkey is the main dish
Deep fried in a cooker outside
There's dressing and a boat of gravy
Methodist macaroni on the side

He cooks niblets corn for his Mom
And she brings the coleslaw for him
He bakes Verline's sweet tater casserole
And fried taters made just for Tim

We all love garlic mashed potatoes
And he usually whips up a big batch
Mrs. Smith helps him with the punkin pie
But the apple and pecan are from scratch

When the rolls come out of the oven
Rocky butters them while they're hot
Tim always snitches one or two
'Cause he's hungry and ready to trot

Before long, it's ready for the table
And he doesn't have to call us twice
The food looks and smells delicious
But the family is what makes it so nice

Later on, when everyone is full
There's a beeline for the living room
To watch the Dallas Cowboys game
And the good times can resume

Tim sits there with three pieces of pie
Sampling one slice after another
Rocky is wearing his lucky shirt and cap
And trying to out burp his brother

Mom sneaks off to the guest room
And snuggles down for a little snooze
Enjoying the noises from the living room
The laughter, the high-fives and boos

The game is over; we're all worn out
From cleaning up Rocky's kitchen
Vowing to meet, same time, same place
Next year for this wonderful tradition

Kathleen McCoy EldridgeŠ
November 2, 2006
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Music: "Out Behind The Barn"

Sequenced By Gloria Canfiield
Used With Permission

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