Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Love

The first of our houseguests arrived Sunday night; a family of four that make me thankful for the blessing of good friends.

More houseguests arrive tonight and then more on Wednesday; the kind that make me thankful for family who are willing to fly and fight traffic to celebrate the upcoming holiday in my home.

We are bursting at the seams with love, good cheer and children who can't get enough of each other.

There's already so much that makes me thankful. On top of that, I get to play cookie crafting with three little girls and one little boy while we make our favorite edible Thanksgiving turkey placeholders.

Maybe, just maybe, if I get really lucky, the children will be convinced to put on a classic skit about the first Thanksgiving with Pilgrims meeting the Indians capped, of course, by a grand finale rendition of Albuquerque He's My Turkey.

I've copied the lyrics case any of you aren't familiar with this Thanksgiving gem. It's sung to the tune of Darling Clementine; and if it's reproduced over your Thanksgiving table, that will be one more thing that makes me smile.

Albuquerque he's my turkey,
And he's feathered and he's fine.
And he wobbles, and he gobbles,
And he's absolutely mine.

He's the best pet you can ever get,
Better than a dog or cat.
Albuquerque, he's my turkey,
And I'm awfully glad of that.

Albuquerque, he's my turkey,
He's so cozy in his bed,
Because for our Thanksgiving dinner,
We had scrambled eggs instead.
Happy Thanksgiving. Here's hoping each of yours is filled with joy.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Edible placeholders - cool!
What about that left turn we should've made at Albuquerque?
Have a great Thanksgiving, Johanna!

Joanne Noragon said...

I can just hear children singing that song. How delightful. As good as the eatables.

Carol Kilgore said...

Laughing at the lyrics! If I can memorize them by Thursday, I will teach them to the eight year old who will be in attendance. I think that will perfect :)

Enjoy your guests, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh thank you so much for that. Now it will take forever to get it out of my mind, lol!

I'm so glad you'll have a houseful of guests for your first Thanksgiving in your new home. It will make it so much more like home.

Love the cookie/cake/candy turkeys. What a fun idea to do with kids!

Making good memories Johanna!

Sia McKye Over Coffee

The Bookworm said...

Happy Thanksgiving Johanna! Have a wonderful time with your family. I saw those little turkeys on the Food Network, how cute!

Julie Flanders said...

I haven't heard this song before. How cute!!

Have a wonderful holiday, Johanna!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Those turkey cookies look so good! And Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I don't really celebrate Thanksgiving anymore; when I worked in retail, they wouldn't let us take any time off during the holiday season. The habit kind of stayed with me. But it's nice to see that other people are keeping up the tradition!

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Nicki Elson said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was grand! It certainly does sound like things were bursting. Cuuuute turkeys.