Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Days


I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this, but when I was a child our family briefly had two turkeys. Mine was named "Salt" (he was white) and Paint Girl's turkey was Pepper (he was black.)



So I thought. The picture I drew when I was younger says that my turkey's name was "Wobbly." In the scrap book, I had taped in real feathers from Wobbly and Pepper.



By the way, those turkeys did not end up on our table. I don't think I could ever own a chicken or turkey, then end up eating it.


I probably wouldn't make a very good farmer.

I hope you are all enjoying this Thanksgiving holiday!



He who thanks but with the lips

Thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving

Comes from the heart.


J.A. Shedd


25 comments:

  1. Happy Wobbly Day to you. Love the old drawing...very cute.

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  2. I love the photos and the drawing! We almost went vegetarian this Thanksgiving at our house now that we have wild turkey friends in our backyard. Hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Pony Girl! Hope you get to be with your Boy today!

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  4. Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  5. Have a nice day and thanks for the turkey post.

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  6. Nice post. Have wonderful Thanksgiving day.

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  7. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. lol! A pet turkey! I can just imagine you lovin' on on your turkey, PG. Too cute.

    I thought the poem you shared was going to say something like, "He who thanks but with the lips, isn't aware that Thanksgiving goes straight to your hips"

    gobble gobble!

    You much to be thankful for, my friend.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with your two and four legged loved ones.

    ~Lisa

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving ! so nice of you to share some of your childhood

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  10. Well, we didn't go veg. this year, but we didn't eat a turkey if it makes ya feel better cousin! We had Lobster! Whoo Hoo! Yea, fat and happy here. But, your turkey friend is still running free! Ha!

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Missed everyone today!
    By the way, I remember the Turkey's but I didn't realize that was what their names were!! We name them Salt and Pepper?

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  12. That picture is precious! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

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  13. I love your drawing! So cute....the names! I've tried to email you several times but they just keep coming back....check to see if I have it right but maybe hubby put some firewalls up again! LOL! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Pony Girl! I love your Thanksgiving poem/prayer thingie. That is very sweet.
    I am THANKFUL for HORSES!!!!

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  15. Great Blog! We don't have any turkeys, yet, only chickens, ducks and a pair of geese named Brian and Marsha Wu. The first names are for the people who gave them to us. The last name is because they are Chinese geese. We also have horses, cattle, goats, many cats and dogs. We train horses in the ways of Brannaman, Parelli, and others with similar methods. I recently bought a troubled, now three year old Quarter Horse from famous cutting horse lineage that I really don't need except for the challenge... Anyway, I just wrote a book, an historical novel about the open range ranching days in Montana in the 1880s. I am having a drawing to give away five books to people who contact me. I would be honored if you would check out my blog and the details about my book giveaway. If you're interested put your name in the hat! This invitation is open to all your readers also. Once again I am happy to have stumbled upon your blog.

    Susan

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  16. It's so fun to look back at the stuff we did as kids. Gotta be thankful to the parent that managed to hang onto that stuff. Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving.

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  17. So if they didn't end up on the table, where did they end up?

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  18. {Leah}~ Well, I can't remember exactly, I'll have to check with my parents, but I think they had a meeting with the neighbor dogs, and it didn't have a happy ending. :(

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  19. Great mementos! I love the drawing. Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday.

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  20. Excellent! I love your photos and how everyone can kind of relate to your experiences. I love reading your blogs!

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  21. Ah yes....the Lazy Triple J Ranch will be a "NO KILL" ranch! Sorry BUMPA!!!

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  22. And Happy Thanksgiving right back to you!! What a great last picture. :)

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