Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

          

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  And to you in the UK, may you have a blessed day also! 

I have so much to be thankful for this year.  John is at home and making a lot of progress physically.  I have a wonderful extended family and a wonderful life with John and my kitty.  I've got you all as friends.  I love my new home.  There are so many blessings I can't name them all.  The most important is my relationship with the Lord.

Now let me bring you some true facts!

              Turkey Fun Facts 

You say it one way, I say it another...

In English turkeys say "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble".  In Portuguese they say "Glug Lug Lug Lug Lug ..."

How the Turkey Got Its Name

There are a number of explanations for the origin of the name of Thanksgiving's favorite dinner guest. Some believe Christopher Columbus thought that the land he discovered was connected to India, and believed the bird he discovered (the turkey) was a type of peacock. He therefore called it 'tuka,' which is 'peacock' in Tamil, an Indian language.  Though the turkey is actually a type of pheasant, one can't blame the explorer for trying.

The Native American name for turkey is 'firkee'; some say this is how turkeys got their name.

Another possibility could be this.  When a turkey is scared, it makes a "turk, turk, turk" noise.

Fight Over the National Bird  

  

At one time, the turkey and the bald eagle were both considered as the national bird of America. Benjamin Franklin was one of those who argued that the turkey should be the national bird. Franklin felt the turkey, although "vain and silly", was a better choice than the bald eagle, whom he felt was "a coward".  

I hope you enjoyed these facts.  Now get back in the kitchen and cook!  Or if you're done, eat!

Love,

Krissy :)

34 comments:

  1. P.S. thanks also for the "turkey facts."  You learn something new everyday.   Linda

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  2. I absolutely love that top graphic!  So cute!!  You do have much to be thankful for...especially for John's continuing good health.  And we all are thankful that we live in a free country and that we have the freedom to worship our loving Heavenly Father!  Have a wonderful day....Linda in Washington state  

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
    Linda :)
    ps... I'm starting christmas cards and since you and John moved, may I have new address.... thanks...

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  4. Krissy,

    It's still only 10:40 pm Wednesday here in California, so can't get back to cooking; but I'm looking forward to spending a wonderful day with my children at my son and daughter-in-law's house tomorrow, at which time I may or may not be needed to help with the cooking!  

    Hope your Thanksgiving Day is going beautifully and will get even better as time passes.  So glad things are going well at your (new) house!  We do have so many things to be thankful for!  God is good!

    Wishing you many more blessings,
    Jeanne

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  5. Thankyou for the imfo Kriss.Very interesting.Have a great GOBBLE GOBBLE and ENJOY LOL!! Hope everything goes fantastic for you all in USA on your wonderful Thankgiving day.I am Thankful for everything every day not just on Thanksgiving.Take Care God Bless Kath
    astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

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  6. midwestvintage11/22/2007 2:24 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and John.

                  Julie

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving:)

    Deb

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Krissy, John, Val and family

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  9. So glad everything is so much better for you all. Hope you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving and you're right all of us have a lot to be thankful for.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
    Take care, Chrissie

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  10. hugsdoodlewacky11/22/2007 7:04 AM

    ((((((((((((((((((KRISSY/JOHN))))))))))))))))Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  11. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Krissy

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you both !  'On Ya' - ma

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  13. Hi.. I just wanted to drop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Lisa

    http://journals.aol.com/lisita15/lisita15/

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  14. sugarsweet05611/22/2007 8:32 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sugar

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  15. I wonder if they use a turkey translator for those who don't speak the language? Tammy

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  16. Happy Turkey Day my friend... may your day be filled with love, happiness, and of course good food :)
    love ya
    d

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  17. Have a terrific Thanksgiving.

    Phil

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  18. deshelestraci11/22/2007 10:55 AM

    Wishing YOU a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Traci

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  19. happy thanksgiving!!!
    gina

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John and Mr. Micheal!    It is wonderful that you have John doing so well and a new home that you enjoy.   Such a difference from Thanksgiving past when John was in the hospital.    I enjoyed the facts about the origin of the name of the turkey.    I had no idea.     As for the national bird being a turkey, that would have been a laugh!    I am still working on the roof of my new addition over my kitchen to my cabin.    It has been 2 years in the making.    I have been ready to give up many times and have thought it would never happen.    Finally things are coming together though.    So I have not been on the computer and only rest when inside.     I need a rest badly and will take the rest of the weekend off from working on it.    I work on it with my worker about 4 hours/day on average several days/week.    Though lately we have been working more regularly trying to finish the roof.    The worker that owes me money from Dec. 2005 worked on it paying on his debt.    So I have many things to be happy for this year.     I am invited to a turkey dinner being cooked on a charcoal grill today.     Best wishes, Mark and Salty the Dog.      

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John.  Enjoy your day, you guys deserve it!
    Missie

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  22. How cute!  I'm fixing to run through the shower and head for the camp, where we'll eat till we are stuffed and huddle the fire!  -  Barbara

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  23. Happy thanksgiving Krissy and John. Have a fabulous day! Deb ;-)

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving, Krissy!  I found out how the turkey REALLY got its name, honey.  I was at Dad's yesterday and he had a new book, "Word Origins".  The word, turkey, comes from the country Turkey.  When they saw the turkey in the new world it looked ALOT like a fowl in called the turkey-cock found in the country Turkey.  Thus, they named it this.  It WAS NOT, but the name stuck, eventually, the "cock" part of it was dropped, and it was just called a "turkey".  So, the turkey is REALLY named after the country Turkey.  That is the rest of the story...  LOL  I'm sticking to it!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  25. cacklinrosie10111/22/2007 1:22 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and John and Michael!  I absolutely love your victorian tag there.  Hugs n Love to you all!  Chris

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  26. firestormkids0411/22/2007 3:01 PM

    Very interesting, Krissy.  I love the information coming our way. Thank you.  Love, blessings and Happy Thanksgiving, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

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  27. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and much to be thankful for in the year to come!!

    Much Love,
    Mary
    http://journals.aol.com/hunybea4him/HunybeasOpenJournal/

    (trying to play catch up on your entries because I have away sooooo long )

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  28. rdautumnsage11/22/2007 6:09 PM

    Wishing you a loving, peaceful, Thankful holiday and all the days there afer! (Hugs) Indigo

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  29.     Thank you for the facts. Pumkin pie is next.
    Jude
    http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

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  30. Krissy, and they say you can't teach an old girl new tricks.  LOL  Krissy, I learn lots from you, even though you are "young' (to me at least).  I love this entry.  Of course, I love all of your entires.  Hugs to you and to John.  Love, Merry

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  31. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John also.   Dawn

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  32. hope you had a great day.

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  33. princesssaurora11/23/2007 2:45 PM

    I hope your holiday was great!

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  34. I believe that the turkey is the unsung hero of the bird world. They are gorgeous birds, big and beautiful, and I love seeing them in our yard. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day, and a long weekend!

    Beth

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