The Thanksgivings"
A traditional Iroquois prayer

We thank Him for
all the fruits that grow
on the trees and vines.

We thank him for
his goodness in making the forests, 
and thank all its trees.

We thank him for
the darkness that give us rest,
and for the kind Being of the darkness 
that gives us light, the moon.

We thank Him for
the bright spots in the skies 
that give us signs, the stars.

We give Him thanks for 
our supporters, 
who had charge of our harvests.

We give thanks 
that the voice of the Great Spirit 
can still be heard 
through the words of Ga-ne-o-di-o.

We thank the Great Spirit 
that we have the privilege 
of this pleasant occasion.


 November

 1 - ThurCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM 
  5 - MonOATS Van to Laramie
8:00 AM
 
  8 - ThuThanksgiving Meal
Noon
12 - Mon 
Board Meeting
9:30 AM
15 - ThurCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM 
21 - 23Senior Center
CLOSED
30 - FriComputer Class
1:00 - 3:00 PM 


December

 3 - Mon
OATS Van to Laramie
8:00 AM
 6 - ThuCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM
10 - MonBoard Meeting
9:30 AM
13 - ThurChristmas Meal
Noon
20 - ThurCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM
24 - 1/4Senior Center
Closed

 




Christmas Long Ago
By Jo Geis

Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
Sound of sleigh bells in the snow,
That was Christmas long ago.

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee,
Icy-window filigree,
Sugarplums and candle glow,
Part of Christmas long ago.

Footsteps stealthy on the stair,
Sweet-voiced carols in the air,
Stocking hanging in a row,
Tell of Christmas long ago.

Starry nights so still and blue,
Good friends calling out to you,
Life, it seems will always slow...
For dreams of Christmas long ago.