I had to go all the way back to 1969 to find a family photo taken on Thanksgiving Day.
Those were the days when we thought a turkey had to be roasted. Since then, we've learned about smoked turkeys and, best of all, fried ones. Talk about good! If there's any way to add seasoning and extra calories to an otherwise healthy meat, someone in Louisiana will discover it.
The last live turkey I saw up close and personal was this one, strutting his stuff earlier this year at the Baton Rouge Zoo:
There's no doubt in my mind that his "gobble-gobble" translated into: "My Gawd, I'm a handsome devil."
We watched him prance for a few minutes, then the reason for the over-the-top display of his masculine charms made her appearance -- unfortunately (for him) on the other side of the fence.
I hope you've all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Unless you have room for more turkey, the next photo will be the end.