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It's Thanksgiving Day, not Turkey Day (a repost)

posted 11/21/2007 10:53:37 PM |
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope your list of things for which you are grateful is ever so long.

I will never be able to think of Thanksgiving Day as Turkey Day. You see, I grew up in the disputed turkey capital of the world, Worthington, MN. Turkey Day was when the carnival was in town and Miss Worthington was crowned and there was a parade, complete with a flock of turkeys shepherded through the streets.

The Turkey Trot, which was a fun run (if I remember right) and the Gobbler Gallop rounded out the events. The Gobbler Gallop was the first leg of a race between Paycheck, Worthington's representative turkey, and Ruby Begonia, the turkey from Cuero, TX to determine which town would have legitimate claim to being "capital" for the year.

In my 30 plus years in TX, I have considered going to Turkey Day in Cuero a number of times, but have not done it yet.

Have a great day, no matter what you choose to call it. For me, it will be a day of gratitude, as I have been richly blessed in this year. A hearty and heart-felt thanks to all my friends and favorites on here for making participation so much fun.

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Nov 21 @ 11:02PM  
For me, it will be a day of gratitude. Amen.

Nov 21 @ 11:03PM  

Happy Thanksgiving ...
have a great day..

Nov 21 @ 11:18PM  
Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 21 @ 11:33PM  
Continued Blessings to you and yours...

Nov 21 @ 11:56PM  
Yup. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. And I shall, as always, give thanks for so many things.

It is every other day of the year here at MD that is often better known as Turkey Day.

Brightest blessings, lacy!

Nov 22 @ 1:27AM  
I have a lot to give thanks for,i agree,its NOT about turkey....not even close. Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!!

Nov 22 @ 4:23AM  
ive read alot of comments on here about thanksgiving.......but theres one from an indian...who talks about the true first thanksgiving being a celebration after the slauter of over 700 indians.......i e-mailed him about this and he gave me a web site about it....but after looking over the entire site...i still couldnt find what he was talking about here....does anybody else now what hes talking about?....cookie

Nov 22 @ 6:21AM  
First of all LACY I am so thankful that you are my friend and that you have Henry the gray kitty to spend Thanksgiving with its his first one. I always forget that you are a Minnesotan by origin.

Happy happy day.

Secondly Cookie....I found a link here and in Note number 10 it seems to talk about this massacre. I will leave it for anyone else checking it out.
the 700 man massacre

Nov 22 @ 8:29AM  
aw yes ,,I have so many things to be thankful for ......and lacy Happy thanksgiving to you as well.

Nov 22 @ 8:46AM  

Just popped in here for a bit.. I wish you and yours a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving..

Enjoy Lacy, enjoy the love.


Nov 22 @ 10:17AM  
Thanks. Hope you will have a great Thanksgiving.

Nov 27 @ 9:47AM  
Ah, those small town celebrations! I know I am late, hope everyone had a good one.
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