A Merriam Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:30pm

For Nich and Carol

A lovely, warm late November day

generations gather

talking of old days, lobsters and carpentry

now we hear of a new joining

flowers bound by strong composites

youngsters from Iowa cornfields

and the roar of the Maine coast

this melding in the family

bodes well for everybody

a mixture of trades, music, food

creating laughter, Danny’s joy

for those approaching their passing

knowing a young couple

will carry on

gives peace to their  souls

is there a Heaven

no one knows for sure

but in spite of pains, losses

we have had

from time to time

glorious, friendly times

such as today in Paula and  Mark’s kitchen

bringing the food of tradition

the rosy cheeked, the strong

worship the family, our bonds

that makes a glue, which endures

and makes us happy & glad to be alive


Kendall Merriam, at Mark and Paula Merriam’s house, Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2021 about 3:30 p.m.  Listening to table talk.