Tuesday, November 22, 2005


One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store. When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen and inserted it into the turkey, and re-stuffed the turkey. She then placed the bird(s) back in the oven. When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird. With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed,"Patricia, you've cooked a pregnant bird!" At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry. It took the family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!
(From a web site)

This sounds like something I'd love to do to one of my kids... they'd never believe it though, LOL. They KNOW where turkeys come from.

I am so thankful for family.

23 comments:

Crazy Me said...

Now, that is a funny story!!

mergrl said...

sounds like something my aunt would do to my SIL

I too am so very thankful for my family, small as it is.

Keshi said...

LOL Terry, ur mom is a fine prankster ha?

Keshi.

mergrl said...

good morning Terry, hope your Thanksgiving preparations are going well :0) You are a braver woman then me, I think I would lose it if I had to prepare a huge dinner LOL

have a great day my friend

tsduff said...

Hi Tracey! I'm so excited I can't stand it. I left you a quick message at your place. HAPPY DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING! Is it 5 o'clock yet?

Autumn Storm said...

:o) Poor girl, lol.
Once again, I'm insanely jealous, and feeling left out of all the fun ;) Have a wonderful time! x

tsduff said...

Well, Autumn, you too can be a part of the fun. Just get a turkey, stuff it full of stuffing, put it in the oven all day (the smell WILL make you insanely hungry!!) Well, actually, I suppose the fun part of Thankgiving is the noise, the chaos, the kids running everywhere, football on the tv, the faces you haven't seen in oh so long, the reminiscing, the games... I guess you are right. That part can't be substituted. You know, my Icelander told me that Thanksgiving is a global holiday. Is that true? I thought it was purely American, when we celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock, and the first Thanksgiving dinner with the Indians, etc. Bjarni's (George) cousin in Iceland is preparing a feast for their family, so I'm puzzled. What is your take on Thanksgiving?

mergrl said...

Terry have a great holiday :0) (hugs)

Autumn, grab M and get on a plane and you could be here by tomorrow :0) we have such a small family we can always add more :0)

Anonymous said...

Correction on Thanksgiving statement--Only in the U.S.A.,do we celebrate the Pilgrims(Puritins),having their butts saved by the LOCALS,however there are celebrations of Harvests of crops,of the Autumn season ,etc,in October and November, worldwide.The turkey is an American bird if I recall correctly.Hope that corrects my cooked gooose.Peace,Love and Prosperity to ALL.gb

sister celtic said...

LOVED THE STORY TERRY.. I THOUGHT IT WAS YOUR MOM THAT DID IT TIL I GOT TO THE END.. I THINK OF YOUR MOM MUCH AS SHE WAS JUST A PILLAR OF WHAT A MOM SHOULD BE...THE PERFECT MOM...GOSH I MISS HER.. LOVE TO ALL

Autumn Storm said...

We don't have anything similar to Thanksgiving in any way -
Trace, if I'd seen that message yesterday, I could have made it on time! Too late now - next year :-)

mergrl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Terry, hope you have a wonderful day my friend

I am very thankful for the new friends I have made (hugs)

tsduff said...

Anne, thanks for the neat words about Mom. She was my hero. She's here in spirit this Thanksgiving (watching me stuff the turkey just like old times).

tsduff said...

Autumn, I'll eat some turkey for you dear :-) And a piece of black bottomed pecan pie with whipped cream too. Happy Thanksgiving!

tsduff said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tracey! Are you watching the parade yet?

I am thankful as well, for you all - new friends indeed.

Trée said...

Happy Thanksgiving Terry! Hugs and kisses my dear boot wearing woman. :-)

Dessert at my place. ;-)

mergrl said...

Nope, no parades here, actually have Christmas music playing as I get ready to head out. have a safe drive to the cabin and have a wonderful time tomorrow
(hugs)

Autumn Storm said...

Pecan pie with whipped cream!!! Now you are really rubbing it in, lol!
Have a wonderful time and have two slices, I would have ;)

Keshi said...

Have a good time tomorrow Terry!

Keshi.

mergrl said...

Terry I know you probably won't see this til after the fact, but I hope you have a wonderful day today with your family (hugs)

Lindsey said...

That's so funny.

We spent all day Wednesday having to convince a coworker that Penguins really do have feathers.

Keshi said...

Hope u had a wonderful T-day weekend Terry!

eshi.

mergrl said...

Hey woman, when you coming back :0)

miss you when you aren't around (hugs)