It’s Thanksgiving

Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to church?

A: Because they use such fowl language.

Thanksgiving and Turkey Trivia:

-Turkey eggs aren’t used for food because they are larger, not as prolific in production, are prone to disease and the hens are more broody over their eggs.

-1989 is when the first Turkey received an official Presidential pardon from George H. W. Bush.  More information is available on Snopes.

-Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird. Thomas Jefferson opposed him so we have the bald eagle as the symbol for our national bird instead. There’s a rumor that’s how the male turkey came to be known as a “tom”.

-Turkeys are the only poultry native to North America.

-The first Thanksgiving was in 1621 when a day of “thanksgiving” was proclaimed by Pilgrim Governor William Bradford in Plymouth colony, Massachusetts.

-A celebration to end a plentiful harvest, the first Thanksgiving lasted three days.

-The Wampanoag Native American Indians were invited to join the pilgrims at the harvest feast.

-Turkey was not on the first Thanksgiving menu. Deer meat, vegetables and nuts was the food served.

-Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. In Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday in October.

Funny quote:

I love Thanksgiving turkey. It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Cute Poem:

Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep,
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned – the dark meat and white,
But I fought off the temptation with all of my might.I tossed and I turned with sweet anticipation,
As the thought of a snack became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
‘Til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees…
Happy eating to all! Pass the cranberries, please!May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes & gravy have nary a lump,
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.Author Unknown (at least by me)

Take a minute or two and think of the good things in your life and be thankful. It may just be one thing and it may be the breath you just took but find something. If you believe in him, thank God.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ruth
    Nov 25, 2010 @ 16:42:51

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Howard and I went out to eat at Golden Corral this year. Dirk is busy going to his girlfriends house for Thanksgiving and that is cool. We plan on going to see Harry Potter tomorrow.

    Howard, Ruth & Dirk


  2. Tracey
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 14:22:21

    Great poem mom!!!


  3. curiocat
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 22:01:07

    @ Ruth. Got to finally see the latest Harry Potter movie. It was pretty good. I have to say the book was better. Read all seven books while I was sick. Very intense immersion into the Rowling world.

    @ Tracey. Thanks. I thought it was cute.


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