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Turkey Mish Mash

on November 24, 2021

“In 1863, a year filled with pivotal historical events — the Emancipation Proclamation, the Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and the Gettysburg Address — Abraham Lincoln issued what has become known as the first annual Thanksgiving Proclamation.”

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The Three Amigos by C.L. Evans – Showcased in the top 100 photos of 2014 of the North American Nature Photography Association. I love this photo!
from Pleated-Jeans
Such beautiful plumage!
Beautiful . . .

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“Thankful” – sung by the Rise Up Children’s Choir. (This song was originally sung by Josh Groban.)

HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING!

Dawn Pisturino

November 24, 2021


59 responses to “Turkey Mish Mash

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Nice “Turkey Mash”. It’s a poultry smash! I love turkeys, but I don’t like turkey. I’m not of fan of traditional Thanksgiving dinners, but it’s hard to break in-laws of a tradition they love. There were feral turkeys in the village who would come and hang around on the property and have their turklets here. Then they dispersed all of a sudden. I heard from a reliable source that a woman who moved out here from CA was afraid of them and reported to the village the turkeys had threatened her kids, which I’m sure is a bunch of crap unless her kids were chasing them. My source said that animal control rounded up the feral turkeys and euthanized them. I think we need an ordinance that if you move to our village, you deal with the wildlife or leave. I miss the turkeys they were so much fun.

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    • abvr says:

      Gosh stuff people did with the poor turkey.
      As a kid I never went near them
      At all.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        We had lots of turkeys when I was a kid. I loved them. Especially the Toms strutting around. I don’t understand people’s problems with wild and feral animals.

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      • abvr says:

        Hahaha…we also had them in the yard
        Terribly rude and angry the whole bang lot

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      • Timothy Price says:

        We had geese, also. The turkeys were nice compared to the geese.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        You just reminded me. Do you know how some dogs will hump peoples’ legs? We had a big Tom turkey who like to hump our feet. My friends and I would take turns letting the turkey hump our feet. We laugh and laugh. We all had a great time, especially the turkey. Critters are constant entertainment.

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      • abvr says:

        Haaaaa…I don’t know those dogs, must be from another hood.
        Oh my goodness that poor turkey must’ve been so exhausted and worn out from banging those feet.
        When was it slaughtered?

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      • Timothy Price says:

        I’m not sure we slaughted that one. We kids didn’t like killing our birds, so my parents stopped killing the chickens and turkeys. We never killed the geese. After my grandfather died in 1964, there was not much need to farm as both of my parents had regular jobs. We had horses and kept chickens for eggs, ducks, geese and turkeys for pets until we got to the point that when they died of old age, we didn’t replace them.

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      • abvr says:

        Yeah, i believe most of us as kids had such an affection for our animals even if some scared the daylights out of us we never wanted them for roast, at least not our own.
        That’s such a sweet story Timothy thanks for telling me. How wonderful to have a horse.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        We had several horses over the years. My sister was the horse lover, but I ended up caring for them and riding them. Whwn I started working when I was 15 years old, it became difficult between work and school to care for the horses, so we sold them.

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      • abvr says:

        Beautiful memories all the same. I’m so envious that you got to ride a horse.
        I was lucky at some point to live near wild horses and often drove out to watch them grazing. Glorious animals.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        There are a lot of horses in our village. There was a song about Corrales in the 70s by Hank and Louie Wickham that tells you how our village used to be:

        “We have weird little farmers who grow funny weeds…
        It’s part of our natural resources
        For one thousand people and two thousand dogs
        And three thousand registered horses.”

        Corrales is still a bit like that, but there are now 8000 people, million dollar homes (not mine), and the pot farmers grow medical marijuana.

        BTW If you want to see the turklets, go to https://wp.me/s1yQyy-babies

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      • abvr says:

        ●CorralesCorrales is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. First farmed by Tiquex Pueblo people●

        Ah i see. So are the Pueblo people still farming? Or an exclusive resort for living now.
        Those turkey chicks are so cute.
        What did you name the porcupine… Sonic…??… kids are attracted to that animation character
        I’m impressed that the farmers can legally grow medicinal weed.
        The oils are on our shelves as well.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        We still have farmers, but they are mostly of Spanish descent. The Spanish have been in New Mexico for 400 years. Sandia Pueblo is across the river and they have farms. Santa Ana Pueblo is 10 miles north but I don’t know if they do much farming. I don’t know who “Sonic” is. We have a lot of porcupine, also.

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      • abvr says:

        Oh sorry man, Sonic is actually a hedgehog and a cartoon character.

        I tend to mix up the two.
        New Mexico has an interesting history and I gathered that most would be rather of native american descent, so that’s new insight.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        The Pueblos are pretty much where they have been before the Spanish came. The Navajo have lands in NW New Mexico, northern Arizona and southern Utah. But there is really more Spanish influence and Spain controlled what became New Mexico until the mid 1800s. Then a lot of people came in from the eastern and Midwestern US after that. Native New Mexicans have a unique culture and way of talking. I’ve presented papers at national and international conferences about the Spanish influence in north-central New Mexico and our unique culture and way of speaking.

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      • abvr says:

        The face of America is so multi-texured. In everday reading one doesn’t get that picture. The same with my country.
        You have a wonderful vocation. Are you a historian?

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      • Timothy Price says:

        No. I’m into mediavel history. The papers were for medieval, ancient, and modern language and linguistic conferences. I’m considered an independent scholar. My wife is working on her PhD in medieval studies.

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      • abvr says:

        Oh lovely, the two of you must have a ball, complimenting each other as independent scholar and PhD enthusiast.
        Mediaval History sound so broad an area of research and study.
        Good luck with all these linguistic conferences.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        They are fun. We went to Paris for the ICCG in 2018, they postponed the ICCG in 2020, which was scheduled in Blegium. We gave out papers online in August because travel was still too much trouble. I was really looking forward to going to Belgium and meeting some of the bloggers I follow.

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      • abvr says:

        Paris, oh wow. So what do you all do at these ICCG conferences. I’ve never been to one. New terrain for me. I know nothing about. Is it there to rearrange how history should be told or narrated. What became of your papers. Must be lovely to work together during lockdown. Inhope you two can travel soon once more.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        ICCG is the International Conference on Construction Grammar. It deal with linguistics. Many people give papers and workshops on construction grammar that is a field within linguistics. There are keynote speakers and special events. When you go in person it’s a way of meeting other linguists and sharing ideas. You pretty much lose all that with online conferences.

        When we were in San Deigo, CA for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in 2019. It was huge with hundreds of people giving papers and seminars. Events where scheduled from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm for 5 days straight. Some people who did guerilla street poetry saw us walking by and for some reason decide we looked like their type of people. A couple made their way through the crowd and invited us to join in on their workshops. We did and it was a blast. They were educators from all different backgrounds, mostly blacks and Latinos from poor intercity schools, who didn’t buy into racial stereotypes so common in education. Therefore, they were considered weird and not very welcome in most academic circles. I don’t know how they singled us out. I guess our weird vibes eminate to like-minded people no matter their race or cultural backgrounds.

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      • abvr says:

        So much info to absorb over 5 long days. I suppose sfterwards the conference papers are available online ?.
        I haven’t read much guerilla poetry. I’d be happy if you could share a poem or two. Amazing how like-minded are attracted to each other. Opposites they fight alot. Groups usually organise themselves according lifestyle and outlook on life, with people who share their views and sentiments. San Diego meeting sounds off the hook. Maybe in 2022 again. Wishing for better and healthier years to work and play.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        I have a lot of my poems on my blog. They are somewhat guerilla, I suppose. PAMLA didn’t have a conference in 2020, and I don’t think they had one this year. I have a proposal in for a medieval confernce in Calgary, Canada in April 2022.

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      • abvr says:

        Ok, let me follow your blog then
        Who is PAMLA?

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      • Timothy Price says:

        Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.

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      • abvr says:

        Thanks, all the best for Calgary

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      • Timothy Price says:

        Cool. You just became my 3100th follower.

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      • abvr says:

        What??…. the last in line of followers..

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      • Timothy Price says:

        You won’t be last for long. You are a nice even number.

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      • abvr says:

        😂, thanks. Thank goodness its not a line to become queen

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    • That is horrible that they would be euthanized. Some people are so stupid! I’m really sorry that this happened.

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  2. abvr says:

    Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow
    Hope you feast kindly

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Dawn to you and yours!!!

    A fantastic and heartfelt presentation of the Holiday spirit and meaning here my Friend!

    Wonderful selection of meme’s all have a good punch not the fruity type but humor and genuine significance permeate the good intent behind them from you! I especially love the mention of Abraham Lincoln who was always from elementary school years for me one of my very top historical figures out of the few just under Jesus Christ! What a blessing that was for him to make the Proclamation at the end of the Civil War and just prior to his sad passing from this world in that same year!

    God bless you and thank you!
    Your Friend and Brother in Christ,
    Lawrence

    Amen.

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  4. Of Course the choir brings a tear to the eyes simply beautiful!

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  5. utahan15 says:

    mercy is far more than just for turkeys

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  6. Michele Lee says:

    Dawn, I enjoyed your creative collage. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  8. I have been wondering many times about America’s mad obsession with those birds. What did cause it in the first place? Might it be because it was all that the first settlers could survive on? Or is there a more mystical explanation for such addictive “behaviour”?

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    • Britannica Encyclopedia: “For meat, the Wampanoag brought deer, and the Pilgrims provided wild “fowl.” Strictly speaking, that “fowl” could have been turkeys, which were native to the area, but historians think it was probably ducks or geese.” However, one turkey can feed more people than one or two “fowl,” so practically speaking, it makes sense to hunt for turkey. And it is a beautiful bird in full plumage. It seems like geese are associated more with Christmas. Turkey is delicious and makes you feel sleepy and cozy from the tryptophan. Add that with the booze that’s usually served, and yes, I guess it could turn into a mystical experience! LOL.

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  9. balladeer says:

    Very Holidayish!

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  10. Robert J Jr. says:

    Such a beautiful song!

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  11. Awesome history. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. hope you had a great thanksgiving. It’s one of the few American imports I approve of! (Loved the turkey chasing the boy lol!

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  13. cindy knoke says:

    Such innocent perfection.

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