Although officially called Thanksgiving Day in the USA, many call it Turkey Day. Ever wonder why?
I have many fond childhood memories of Thanksgiving in Iowa. It was always spent with Mom’s side of the family. Each year there was always a huge turkey and many pumpkin pies to eat. There were so many pies, we kids were allowed to cut our own slices, as large as we wanted. And Aunt Bessie’s whipped cream was the absolute best.
Thanksgiving feasts have changed quite a bit since then. In America they are all standardized. How so? They all start at the same time–halftime. And now we have space turkeys who go “Hubble, hubble, hubble.”
Ever wonder why a turkey is called a turkey? Mignon Forgarty, the Grammar Girl, has the answer. It turns out we should call it a Mexico.
One of my favorite TV shows was The Smothers Brothers. Regular Jim Stafford always had a funny song for Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht