"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Thursday

because an American Thanksgiving is really about being thankful...for Family & Friends...and turkeys...and the USDA.









Everyone remembers Busia,

my Great Grandmother,
and
her straightforward sense and style, 
right?

I am so thankful I have inherited that style!


Well, 
we have another special family member of ours 
in our familial history 
you need to meet this Thanksgiving.

and it isnt because
My wonderful sister insisted that I introduce him to you... 

well, shes my older then me yet still viable sister
that i know not to mess with.


A loving Family is like that, you know.

I am so very thankful i have a loving, viable sister!


Anyhow,

This here is Great GREAT Uncle Tony,

-Busia's brother! -

and 
one of our more famous relatives...

How can you tell?

Well for one,

He was a turkey whisperer!

Can you do that with a turkey?

I think not.

...
...
...

actually do you want to do that with a turkey?

i dont think many people want to, 
and thats probably a good thing.

Anyhow,
He lived and worked in the timbered northern forests of Wisconsin way back when...

before 
there were Turkey spa destination spots 
like Jennie-O and Butterball.

Back then,
You basically had to make "friends" 
with the closest turkey near to you
 in order to have Thanksgiving dinner.

For reals - im not making this up 
uhmmm 
*eyes look up and to the left*

Arent you glad you live in the age of Turkey spa destination spots
so you 
dont have to be like My Great great Uncle Tony here?

That had to get old after awhile...

giving turkeys cryptic piggy back rides in exchange for...

well, you know what.

I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR TURKEY SPAS!!!




And Also,
 I am so very thankful

that I have inherited all of my Mother's natural and talented cooking skills as seen here.


Because I do know how to make decent Mimosa's 
in order to achieve this type of aura of cooking-

that and hopeful interpretation of martha stewart recipes.

She'd be proud.

Martha and my mom.

Anyhow,

Last year we had this turkey for dinner,
without having to give it a ride around the yard.
Just from the store to our kitchen.
Only a car ride involved.


I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR THE USDA!


this year it will be a little different...

I am making a Canadian duck.

Weve gout a lout tou be thankful four!

(metrically)


SOooo,




Happy Thanksgiving, 

to all my friends and family,

blogger friends
and
complete strangers!

Because isnt that whats being thankful all about?


Toasting to our todays, tomorrows and the future!

I AM SO VERY THANKFUL!


xoxoxo



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18 comments:

  1. Wishing you and yours a wildly Happy Thanksgiving day.
    Blessings, be well :)

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  2. oh, i do think you come from some good stock! busia and tony! i can see a great resemblance to your mom, too. :)

    have a wonderful day!

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  3. Oh thanks for the laughs today, I am so stressed with cooking and watching my dh make a huge mess in my kitchen making one of his low carb dishes that I needed a good laugh! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and definitely a USDA safe one! Your mom is rockin that BBQ.

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  4. And, I am thankful that I found you and your wonderful blog. You show all of us how to be courageous, bold and happy even in trying times. Lessons which will serve us well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whole gang. Hope you have a really happy day.

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  5. I am so very Thankful to have you in my world. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, sending hugs....

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family (& to the USDA)!!

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  7. Love those family pictures. That is a beautiful table.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I love those colorful family members! lol

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  9. Oh I get now why you are so very special my friend YOUR FAMILY IS AWESOME.. A turkey whisperer and a pumpkin nuturer oh yes you were destined to be who you are the girl that cracks me up every time and never stops thinking of others even when she has to think of herself. So was that Canadian duck carrying a red and white flag?, I think seen him fly over a few weeks before. Happy Thanksgiving my dear Feral and hug your sister for me. Your Mom would be very proud indeed. Xoxoxo





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  10. Love your use of the U's very very creative indeed xoxo

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  11. Of course Busia had a brother like that.
    Of course.
    Mmm turkey.....
    Well I guess that should be mmmmm duck.....
    Hope it was tasty and perfect.

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  12. As a Canadian, I'm on the side of the poor Duck. Took flight, got lost in a storm, ended up in S.E. Montana, and shot by another feral creature. This is not the way to build international understanding and good will! Next year, stick to your USDA Turkey, and leave the Canadian Ducks and Geese alone!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings and Bear hugs (with forgiveness)!

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  13. Happy thanksgiving! Sure is a good thing turkeys now live in grocery stores, it is so much easier ;)

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  14. Well, I admit to being a little green with envy as to the special-ness of your relatives. None of mine whispered. Or whisper in the present time. Other than my nephew who mumbles. I am very thankful that you are in the blogosphere and that I have met you - virtually is better than never. You are the bomb.

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  15. You are such a nut case! I'm thankful for that. You make me laugh!

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  16. Fun post, so nice to meet more of your relatives! Lovely dinner setting, that turkey looks wonderful!

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