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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Lady Scribes!


By Andris Bear

Unless you're living underground with the trolls (don't pretend they aren't down there), you know today is Thanksgiving, the day families across the United States get together for mandatory fun and turkey.

This handsome guy is super excited.

Even though you're all feasting with your loved ones rather than reading this silly blog post, I thought I'd share a little something--FUN FACTS, YA'LL--with you.

1) Did you know Sarah Hale, the author of "Mary had a Little Lamb," campaigned for twenty years, spanning five presidents, for Thanksgiving to be recognized as a national holiday? On October 3, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln decided to declare the last Thursday in November our national Thanksgiving.

2) Because white meat is so popular, turkeys have been bred to have huge breasts (don't snicker). So much so that the male turkey is unable to mount the ol' gal. Almost all domestic turkeys are artificially inseminated.

3) Forks had not yet been invented, so pilgrims ate with spoons, knives and their fingers. Which is really not that much different from how the men in my family eat.

Minus the sexy cap.


4) Male turkeys gobble. Hens cluck.

5) A 16 week old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a roaster. Niiiice. Name the poor buggers after how to cook them.


"I love Thanksgiving turkey. It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts." Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hope you enjoyed my useless little ditties. Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

13 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Andris! And to all the Lady Scribes and our lovely visitors!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well, Deb! Hope it's wonderful!

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  2. That was fun, Andris.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    1. Thanks, Jane! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

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  3. I always enjoy your fun facts. Happy Thanksgiving to y'all.

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    1. Thank you, Melody! Happy Thanksgiving to you all as well!

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  4. Lol! I love the quote...Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ha! Yeah, I thought that was cute. He is a witty philandering schmuck. ;}

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  5. Thanks for the laugh! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. You are so welcome, Barbara! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself! ;}

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  7. Thank you for the giggles. The dinner in finally over, cleaned up and everyone has gone. I think I'll have a nice little nervous breakdown. Hope yours was a wonderful day! :-)

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  8. Connie, You're certainly welcome. ;} I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Isn't it funny how holidays were so much fun as a child, but as adults it's sooooo much work? How is that fair?! Mine was fabulous. Hope yours was too!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The fun facts were a great way to end my day. :)

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