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Over the River

Grandfather's House in Medford MA

Grandfather's House in Medford MA

Wherever you’re celebrating today – at your house, at your grandparents’, at a restaurant – have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lydia Maria Child, born in Medford in 1802, was an abolitionist, women’s rights activist, writer and Unitarian.  

On Thanksgiving we remember her for her well-known poem: Over the River and Through the Wood, originally published as “A Boy’s Thanksgiving Day” in 1844.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather’s house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather’s house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
For this is Thanksgiving day…

The house of Lydia’s childhood was a modest house that is now the rear portion of this handsome Greek Revival on South Street in Medford.  The addition, with its two-story columns, was constructed about 1839 by ship builder Paul Curtis.  The house faces the Mystic River.

The back portion of the house was grandfather's house

The back portion of the house was the original grandfather's house

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