An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving pt. 2


Louisa May Alcott

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Tonight, we’ll read the second and final part to “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, a short story written by Louisa May Alcott. Please find the first part that aired on November 16th, 2020.

“An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” is a simple story set in the early 1800s, featuring a country family in New Hampshire. It’s full of idyllic and peaceful descriptions from an earlier time.

In part one, the Bassett parents rush off when they hear that the grandmother was very ill, just as a snowstorm was starting. This left all the children to manage the farmhouse on their own. Luckily, they are a resourceful and industrious group. We’ll pick up with oldest sister Tilly and Prue in the kitchen, as they are starting their first attempt at a Thanksgiving feast on their own.