My Great-Grandfather (my paternal grandmother’s father) Charles A. Tutewiler (1884-1922) wrote a beautiful Thanksgiving Day prayer which has been passed down in the family historic documents. He was marketing and advertising man working for several newspapers in Indianapolis and Jacksonville. In Jacksonville he started a well respected printing company, The Tutewiler Press. He lived a short life, 38 years young. His crowning achievement was my grandmother, Sally T. Holt, (affectionately known as “Muff” to us grandkids). Truly we have a great cloud of witnesses that has gone before who bear testimony to faith, love and family. The Holt’s extend to you a blessed Thanksgiving Day! May the Lord bless you and your families as you give thanks for all the Lord has done for you!
Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28th, 1918
A Thanksgiving Prayer
We thank Thee Lord, for this repast,
May all our Blessings, last and last.
To all those loved ones gathered here
Thou hast cast Thy gleam of Heavenly cheer.
Our love and faith will for’er last
In Thee, Dear Lord, Thy blessing cast.
Yea many loved ones are absent here,
We will not, Dear Savior, have a fear.
We know in Heaven, wherein they rest,
Thy vigilant watch doth guard their rest.
Written by Chas. Tutewiler, Sr. and offered by Charley Jr. at
Thanksgiving dinner. The guests on this pleasant occasion
were, Mr. & Mrs. Hollingsworth & sons, Harry & Charles,
Mr. Orcan Jihnson, Grandpa Goode & The Tutewilers.