Let’s Talk Turkey

No, this is not a recipe blog. Although if you have any, feel free to pass them along. Today, I’ve decided to research that ubiquitous of Thanksgiving symbols–the turkey.

Did you know that the turkey got it’s name from the turk-turk sound it makes when it’s scared? And wouldn’t you be dropping candy corn if there was a whole day devoted to eating you and your kin?

There even a song all about the turkey. Which goes a bit far, even for a foodie like me.

While no one is quite certain if turkey was served during the first American Thanksgiving, it was recorded the four men were sent afowling (and given that the woods wouldn’t have been too over hunted, they should have found at least one bird, turkey or no).

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Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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3 Responses to Let’s Talk Turkey

  1. rumpydog says:

    I always wondered if the bird was in any way associated with the country. Guess not!

  2. Hi, Linda! For your research, Ben Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the American national bird (instead of the eagle). That’s how important the turkey was to the survival of the early settlers. I saw some wild turkeys at the north rim of the Grand Canyon and they were cool looking. Slimmer and brown-speckled (well, the car was moving one way and they were scurrying into the underbrush, so take that with a grain of salt). Nice looking birds. 🙂

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