Thursday, November 28, 2013

But What Is The TURKEY Thankful For?

Once upon a time I had a sister who lived at home and was really big on poems and/or plays on Thanksgiving.


The title of this post is the final line of a poem one of my younger sisters recited at a memorable Thanksgiving years ago. She was dressed as a pilgrim, with a pinecone as a pretend turkey, and she recited THIS poem as she balanced the "turkey" in her hands:

A little girl said, as she asked for more,
"But what is the TURKEY thankful for?"

Now you are edified.


This year we had all the usual yummies - Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, sweet rolls, salad and vegetables, champagne and wine, and for dessert we had apple pie, ice cream, and...



(It's the "By Odin's Beard" that cracks me up.)

I have to say, that was a delicious dessert. We ate, we drank, we made our ancestors proud. Then we watched Holiday Inn, a wonderful old movie that we always watch on Thanksgiving. It's the movie that preludes the Advent season.

Bing Crosby and Marjorie Dale sing the only acceptable version of White Christmas in this movie. :)

We have a couple Thanksgiving traditions in our family. One is the above-mentioned Holiday Inn movie. Another is the listening of THIS song by Nat King Cole: (Visualize a downward-pointing arrow at the youtube video below. Thank you.)

Actually, Nat King Cole has one of the best old traditional Christmas music CD's out there. He sings brilliantly lovely songs, like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Away In A Manger, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Silent Night. It's probably one of my most favourite Christmas CD's to listen to during the Advent and Christmas season.


Another  tradition we do is to listen to Josh Groban's O Holy Night as well. The first time I ever heard him sing this song was the year when the world's worst sappy and materialistic Christmas music was being played CONSTANTLY on the radio. It was the kind of music that filled you with snarls and Grinchy glares, so Josh was the sweetest breath of fresh air. This song has remained very special to me ever since, and I know I've shared it a LOT, but it's such a beautiful version I can't help it. And I won't apologize for it, either. You don't HAVE to watch it if you don't want to. I just love it and must post it. Again. And again. And, you know, again.

That's all I've really got for today. As a total aside note, and not at all Thanksgiving related, see this?

I HAZ A CAR! It is a beautiful car. I love my car. I like to pat my car, and tell it how beautiful it is. I like to drive my car. It rides so well. It just sort of cruises over the road. It is my lovely, lovely car.

This is how I feel about my car...

And this...

So, there you go. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a good one. :)

God bless.



  1. The turkey is thankful, of course, for vegetarians! And that is a lovely, lovely car, Cat. Conga rats!

    1. Of course it is. :) It IS gorgeous. I haven't named it yet, but I'm coming up with names all the time. LOL

  2. We listened to O Holy Night last night while we put up our Christmas tree. We don't usually put the tree up until December, but my daughter really wanted to and it's hard to say no to her after she was so good traveling for four hours in the car to see my 92-year-old grandfather. It was such a nice a day.

    Sounds like you had a great day with your family, too, Kat. :)

    1. That does sound nice. Four hours in a car is FOREVER, even for me. :) Of course, now I haz my LAND ROVER, I might not care anymore.

      I'm glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving, Kelly. :)

  3. That gif of Dean made me giggle. But you know that. You were there when I read it..

    1. Yes, I was, and I was confused until I leaned over to see WHY you were laughing. :)

  4. Dean's gif was funny. He's like "Oh yeah, AWESOME." and your car is brilliant. Its like... A BEAST> :) Thanksgiving is always nice, and I love "Oh holy Night." *sigh* so many great traditions!


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