Let’s Talk Turkey

Here’s a little Thanksgiving turkey talk to discuss around the table.

Did you know?

Thanksgiving became a national holiday all thanks to a woman named Sarah Hale. An American writer, the author of Mary had a Little Lamb, a poet and editor of a ladies magazine, The Godey’s Lady’s book.


She hand wrote letters to congress for years to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

Of the 102 original Pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower


only 50 survived to celebrate Thanksgiving. Five of those fifty were woman who served the meal.

We’ve all heard the term Tom Turkey in regard to the male turkey. How did that name come about? It seems Ben Franklin was upset with Thomas Jefferson when he refused to have the turkey as our National bird.


So Ben, mockingly called the turkey “Tom Turkey” after him.

ben franklin

In 1947 President Harry Truman started the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey.


The turkey, after its pardoning goes to a public farm in Herndon Virginia.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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