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Do You Love Turkey?

picture of turkey

This is the time of year when many Americans think about turkey. I am looking forward to Becka's Thanksgiving meal in which turkey will figure prominently. But I have to say that turkey is also on my mind a lot because one of my roles in A Christmas Carol is that of the Poulterer — the man who sells Scrooge the turkey for the Cratchit family on Christmas morning. 🙂

Today's iv is a story about a man with an obsession for turkey, followed by several cartoons related to turkey that I've been saving since Thanksgiving last year.

A man had such a passion for turkey that he always had some in his refrigerator. He was constantly snacking on the birds and he went through an average of one a week.

This, unfortunately, had him continually gaining weight, and his health started deteriorating.

The man was aware of this but simply could not stop. Despite pleading from his friends, family and even his doctor, he just couldn't kick his addiction — he just loved turkey too much.

Finally, after weighing himself one day and being horrified by the read out, he decided to make whatever changes were necessary to reverse his dramatic weight gain. In time his weight dropped, his health improved, and he felt much better.

At a family gathering, his siblings were amazed at how great he looked. "How did you do it?" one of them asked him.

The man replied, "It wasn't easy, but I quit cold turkey."

Now for the cartoons....

picture of Thanksgiving cartoon

picture of Thanksgiving cartoon

I've posted this one before, but it's one of my all-time favorite classics.

picture of Thanksgiving cartoon

Will you be having turkey on Thanksgiving this year? If not, what will you be having instead?

As we get closer to the 11 presentations (!) of A Christmas Carol, from December 1 – December 11, I'm not sure how well I will be able to keep up with my usual posting schedule and the moderation of comments. I may clear comments and just not do much replying. I'm sure my readers will understand. We are making good progress in practices, and things are really coming together nicely. I'm eager to see how our audiences will like what we do.


"Thanking God and praising God are two different things." - Drew Conley

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If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

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5 Comments on “Do You Love Turkey?”

  1. #1 Robin
    on Nov 15th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    We are a very weird family. None of us likes turkey…….so, instead, we go to Fresh Market or Whole Foods and get a really plump range-fed chicken and stuff it and roast it. It’s so yummy, looks just like a petite turkey, and everyone is happy. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Rob adds: I’m glad you don’t eat robins in your family! 😀

  2. #2 Diane Heeney
    on Nov 15th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I love the closing line! 🙂 Wish we could see the performance. Sounds wonderful. Somewhere I heard it was sold out?

    Rob adds: It sold out in 90 minutes, from what I’ve heard.

  3. #3 Sam Schnaiter
    on Nov 15th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Re: “If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?”
    Could cannibals use that reasoning on people?

    Sidebar: Of course you heard about the cannibal who was so revoltingly self-cannibalistic that finally he threw up his arms in disgust!

  4. #4 Michael
    on Nov 15th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I thought Scrooge bought them a goose? Anyway, we’ll be enjoying oven roasted turkey but one of these years I want to try a fried one.

    Rob adds: I don’t have time to look in the book right now, Michael, but I did find a website with a section from the book.

  5. #5 Bill
    on Nov 16th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    We are fortunate and somewhat hobbit-like. We had pre-Thanksgiving turkey last Sunday with 10 students and the full array of goodies. On Thanksgiving day we will be at my brother’s home in Ga…no doubt Turkey will be the center piece. We will have post-Thanksgiving turkey dinner on Saturday in Illinois with Susan’s side of the family. I think that should get our turkey fix until Christmas 🙂