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A Thanksgiving Hangover

Norman Rockewell Thanksgiving
A Norman Rockwell Painting

 
This was my first attempt at writing a children’s story. I wrote it while killing time in a Washington, D.C. suburb many years ago. Since it didn’t elicit much interest then, I gave it some thought and made some revisions. Hopefully, it was for the better. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
 
Mr. Smith had a farm in Kentucky. He raised turkeys. There were twenty-one of them.

Mighty Ben was a trouble-maker among the turkeys. He was big and strong and walked as if he owned the place. He had two buddies. One of them was Tricky Dick. The other was Eddie Boy. Together, they ruled over the roost.

Mr. Smith fed his turkeys early in the morning after he had his first cup of coffee. He loved to see them scramble for their meal. Mighty Ben, Tricky Dick, and Eddie Boy always ended up gobbling more than their fair share, leaving the others with less to eat. This posed a problem for Mr. Smith. He thought something must be done about it.

Given their aggressive behaviour, it was no surprise that Mighty Ben, Tricky Dick, and Eddie Boy grew fatter and bigger than the rest of the turkeys. Mighty Ben stood out, most especially, with his legs becoming so plump and round.

On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Smith’s relatives came to visit. Mrs. Smith prepared for the guests a sumptuous dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Everyone enjoyed Mrs. Smith’s cooking. The turkey became an instant hit. It was Mighty Ben with his legs so plump and round.

The morning after Thanksgiving, Mr. Smith went to feed his turkeys as usual. He didn’t see them rushing wildly for their food this time. He wondered what was the matter until he heard them speak.

“I’m going on a diet,” said Tricky Dick.

“Me, too!” said Eddie Boy.

“We’re all going on a diet!” said the rest of the turkeys.

Upon hearing the turkeys, Mr. Smith could only shake his head.

“Oh well, it must be a case of a Thanksgiving hangover,” he muttered, as he went back to the house.

November 26, 2019 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

A Thanksgiving Story


A Norman Rockwell Painting

This is my first attempt at writing a children’s story. I wrote it while killing time in a Washington, D.C. suburb two years ago. Since it didn’t elicit much interest then, I gave it some thought and made some revisions. Hopefully, it was for the better. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Mr. Smith had a farm in Kentucky. He raised turkeys. There were twenty-one of them.

Mighty Ben was a trouble-maker among the turkeys. He was big and strong and walked as if he owned the place. He had two buddies. One of them was Tricky Dick. The other was Eddie Boy. Together, they ruled over the roost.

Mr. Smith fed his turkeys early in the morning after he had his first cup of coffee. He loved to see them scramble for their meal. Mighty Ben, Tricky Dick, and Eddie Boy always ended up gobbling more than their fair share, leaving the others with less to eat. This posed a problem for Mr. Smith. He thought something must be done about it.

Given their aggressive behaviour, it was no surprise that Mighty Ben, Tricky Dick, and Eddie Boy grew fatter and bigger than the rest of the turkeys. Mighty Ben stood out, most especially, with his legs becoming so plump and round.

On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Smith’s relatives came to visit. Mrs. Smith prepared for the guests a sumptuous dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Everyone enjoyed Mrs. Smith’s cooking. The turkey became an instant hit. It was Mighty Ben with his legs so plump and round.

The morning after Thanksgiving, Mr. Smith went to feed his turkeys as usual. He didn’t see them rushing wildly for their food this time. He wondered what was the matter until he heard them speak.

“I’m going on a diet,” said Tricky Dick.

“Me, too!” said Eddie Boy.

“We’re all going on a diet!” said the rest of the turkeys.

Upon hearing the turkeys, Mr. Smith could only shake his head.

“Oh well, it must be a case of Thanksgiving hangover,” he muttered, as he went back to the house.

November 22, 2012 at 9:26 am 4 comments

it`s black friday


it’s the day after thanksgiving. there was a lot of space available at the subway parking lot when i arrived this morning and the trains were running almost empty. for a change, i could pick a seat. at the office, there’s hardly anybody. most of the staff have taken a day off. i feel a pang of sudden loneliness.

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November 25, 2011 at 10:01 am 6 comments

i had a dream


snoopy and woodstock – charles schulz

last night i had a strange dream. read on if you will.

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November 21, 2011 at 1:07 am 6 comments

Happy Thanksgiving


 
I don’t see any better representation of Thanksgiving than this work by Norman Rockwell that graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on March 6, 1943. It was aptly titled, Freedom from Want.

Thanksgiving is about food and family and friends sharing the food. It’s about togetherness. It’s about feeling you are not alone and being accepted for who you are. Happy memories are made of these.

This would be my last post until I come back from my trip next month.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May the spirit of the holiday be with you all.

November 18, 2009 at 9:57 am 10 comments


From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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