The turkey is the symbol of gratitude in America—go figure.
__He sleeps in trees to escape predators;
yet, builds his nest on the ground.
__His meat contains tryptophan, the amino acid used
by the body to make serotonin which causes sleep
and a general feeling of well-being .
__Wild turkeys can fly at 55 mph; domestic turkeys have
too much breast meat—the weight keeps them on the ground.
__He blushes when excited or nervous—and turns his
wattle white or blue.
__He gobbles and struts around to attract a mate who does
not gobble nor strut.
And we gather around this grand bird with our families each November, taking hands in thanks for turkey and all the trimmings.
I want to thank each one of you for the privilege of sharing your ancestry and helping you discover those special, hard-to-find people in your background. Knowing full well that your search for ancestry is also driven by Great Gratitude.
Many thanks, your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle http://arleneeakle.com