Travel and Thanksgiving have gone together for Americans for a very long time. I was thinking about it today as Allyson Longueira went off to visit family. I decided to look up the song that I always remembered as “Over the River and Through the Wood to Grandmother’s House We Go…” It actually began as a poem called “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day”; it was written by Lydia Marie Child and published in 1844. (Those New England boys were headed to Grandfather’s house, by the way.)