Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tom, the Multi-purpose Turkey

Meet Tom.

Delighted to make your acquaintance.

I can’t remember when I first purchased him off the clearance table at Cracker Barrel, but I know it’s been over ten years. At the time, I wondered if I was wasting my money. Now I can categorically say it was the best ten-dollars I ever spent.
Tom’s talent for greeting friends and family on special occasions is by no means limited to Thanksgiving. Over the years, he has welcomed special guests as ...
the Easter Turkey

Can't believe she put this ridiculous outfit on me.

Tourist Turkey

I could get used to this one.
and Santa Turkey (his least favorite role, I might add). 

Bah, humbug!
While Tom is a rather staid and dignified fellow, he seldom complains about the ridiculous garb he is crammed into. But on those occasions he does start to grumble,
Next thing you know, she'll be putting a witch's hat on me.
I gently remind him that being crammed into silly outfits beats the heck out of being crammed into a 350-degree oven. The grumbling quickly comes to a halt. 
Of course, Tom is at his best as Pilgrim Turkey, wishing everyone a 
Now this is more like it.



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