A message of Great Gratitude…for Today

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

Thanksgiving, 2013

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