Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Leftover Turkey


Thought for the day:  Why fix it if it ain't broke?


Grandson Aaron is a rather, um,  exuberant eater at times.
We'll be spending the long Thanksgiving weekend with family, and rather than come up with a new post for today, I'm gonna do a re-run of last year's. (If it ain't broke...) After all, the year may be different, but the sentiment hasn't changed a bit.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!!

The loverly Suze has cancelled the False Start Friday festivities for this week, so I reckon I'll ditch my previously scheduled post, and take the day off. Be back witcha on Monday.  (I plan on doing a lot of serious digesting over the weekend.)

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Thought for the day:  An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving day.  [Irv Kupcine]


I'm optimistic, but I'm not stupid, so I won't even pretend to count calories on Thanksgiving. At best, maybe I'll exercise a little discretion and only eat one piece of pie. And skip the whipped cream. (I know. Such phenomenal control.)

Some years ago, when one of our kids was in middle school, I wrote a silly poem for one of the bulletin boards I'd been asked to design for the school's hallway. The senior Bush was president at that time, but with a quick presto change-o to that part of the poem, I'm gonna go with it here for an easy lazy extremely thoughtful post for your enjoyment.

And so, without further ado, I give you ...




                                                                Turkey Blues


                                                There once was a turkey named Jake,
                                                Said, "How much must we poor turkeys take?
                                                When Thanksgiving rolls round,
                                                We must go underground;
                                                Why can't all those people eat STEAK?"








                                                   Now, turkeys may not be so pretty,
                                                   Can't fly, and aren't very witty,
                                                   But with a leader like Jake, 
                                                   A chance they might take,
                                                   So a bunch of them left for the city.

                                                   Jake led a big march on D.C.
                                                  (The IN place for protests, you see)
                                                  "We don't want any fights.
                                                  But we, too, should have rights,
                                                  For this is the land of the free!"

                                                  Obama came out on the green
                                                  With the most turkeys I've ever seen,
                                                   Said, "The issue is not at all murky ...
                                                   Rights are for MAN and not TURKEY;
                                                   That's the way that it always has been."

                                                  Thanksgiving is special in the U.S. of A.
                                                  And turkeys are heroes, I'd like to say.
                                                  So thank the next turkey you meet on the street
                                                  For being so terribly tasty to eat
                                                  And have a great Thanksgiving Day!

                                                             ***************

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.      Erma Bombeck


                                     Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other. 

I YAM wishing you all  a blessed Thanksgiving.

47 comments:

  1. Best wishes to you and yours for a relaxing and pleasant Thanksgiving holiday.

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  2. Hi Susan .. have a lovely time with your family and friends. Love the Turkey poem .. that's very clever to think up - bet the kids at school thought so too ...

    Aaron just looks like he had a lot of fun before he was caught in the act - poor kid ... how can people take photos that will embarrass later on?! I know to bring on a laugh and to show a great grandson off - enjoy his cuddles ...

    Happy Thanksgiving - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi, Hilary. The kids did like the poem, but they liked the huge turkey I made for the bulletin board even more. He was really funny-looking, and was wearing purple high-top sneakers. Oh, and that pic of Aaron isn't embarrassing at ALL... you should see some of the photos I have of our kids!

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  3. An absolutely delightful poetic tribute to turkeys! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving - - and happy digesting!

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    1. Thanks. Glad ya liked it. Happy turkey day to you, too. (or taco... whatever floats your boat.)

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  4. Back at 'cha Susan. Have a good one.

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  5. I love the Irv Kupcine quote! Have a great Thanksgiving Susan :)

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    1. Isn't that a priceless quote? Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Your leftovers are still yummy. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    1. Aw, you're so sweet. Like pumpkin pie. With whipped cream on top. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Enjoy your Turkey Day Susan.....have an extra piece of pumpkin pie for me (unless of course you happen to have lemon meringue in which case have two pieces for me).

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    1. Oooh, a lady after my own heart. I DO love lemon meringue pie. Since our son is doing all the cooking, I have no idea what he has planned for us. (But I know it'll be good!) Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Ian. Back atcha. (Doesn't matter if you aren't officially celebrating it...)

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  9. Woohoo for turkey day! Happy Thanksgiving Susan!!! x

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    1. You betcha! Happy turkey day to you, too, Laura.

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  10. I love your poem, and I love you. I'm in such a kissy huggy mood today. I don't know how the dogs can stand it. Elvis, git yer kiester over here as soon as you get off work tomorrow! Yes, Elvis is one of those good souls who works on holidays so our drinking water will not be full of poop. I am proud of my man. And I know that the turkeys we eat don't fly, but when I lived in Illinois the wild turkeys would sometimes take off and fly in front of my car. They were just making sure I was paying attention.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Okay. kissy-huggy gal, good to hear you in such a great mood. I hope you had a super Thanksgiving.

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  11. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! (Wish we celebrated something like that here in Australia)

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    1. Thanks. (Hey, you can always start an Aussie version of Thanksgiving.)

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving Susan, I love the picture of your Grandson, isn't it funny how much these little guys can eat :)

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    1. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Yeah, those little guys can really pack it away (and what they don't eat, they wear!)

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    And "discretion," "restraint," "moderation," and "calories" are banned words in our house during Thanksgiving.

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    1. I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving, too. And you're absolutely right. All those words should be banned during the holidays.

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  14. Aaron is absolutely adorable! You should blow up this photo to hang in your kitchen. I enjoyed reading your encore poem again, and still chuckled at your cartoon. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Julie

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    1. Thanks. Glad the poem made you chuckle, and I hope you had a super Thanksgiving.

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving! And, no, there is no calorie counting on this day. That would require higher math, and we don't want to work our brains that hard after all that cooking. :))

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    1. Thanks. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, too. Good point about not taxing ourselves too much by counting calories. I'll have to remember that one.

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  16. Happy thanksgiving. Love that Turkey Poem. We don't know about Thanksgiving here in the UK but I know it involves lots of eating so enjoy.

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, you're right; Thanksgiving definitely involves a lot of eating. And family & friends. And giving thanks for all of it.

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  17. happy thanksgiving susan! I try to fix "aint broke" things all the time :( Perhaps I should learn eh? xxxx

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    1. HI! Long time, no hear!! I hope all is well with you. We should ALL learn about not trying to fix things that ain't broke.

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  18. Hi Susan,

    Something tells me that turkeys are mighty nervous over the next few weeks in America.

    Hope you had a most peaceful, positive American Thanksgiving :)

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    1. Yeah, turkeys are all going around disguised as really ugly goats. Thank you, dear sir. We had a delightful Thanksgiving.

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  19. Love the poem!
    I'm glad we don't do Thanksgiving here in Australia, because I don't like turkey and I would feel awful refusing to share dinner with anybody who had gone to all that trouble.

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    1. There's no law saying you'd HAVE to eat turkey. When our son was in college, he always requested homemade lasagna to go along with the turkey and all the fixings. And we always had homemade Polish kielbasa and sauerkraut, too. Some people have ham. Turkey's kinda the "unofficial official" meal, but heck, one of my friends usually makes tacos. We get hung up on all the food, but the whole idea of the holiday is about giving thanks, and we can do that over any meal. Oh, and thanks for signing on as a new follower. I do appreciate it. Welcome aboard!

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    2. River, I hate to tell ya, but I tried to visit your blog, but got a warning that it's been infected with malware.

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  20. Calories don't count on holidays or birthdays. Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend! :)

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    1. Oh, I like that kind of thinking! Thanks. I hope you had a super weekend, too.

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  21. Sus, I hope you had a beautiful holiday with your loved ones! (I particularly liked the Bombeck quote. :))

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    1. 'Twas loverly. I hope you and your family had a beautiful one, as well.

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