Thanksgiving's godmother, carving turkey, jazzy pie crust

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 23, 2017

pumpkin pie

And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express,
Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less,
That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,
And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky
Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie
!

–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

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