Turkey Traditions

Turkey of the Year Crown

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

Turkey dinner spells family gatherings and T-R-A-D-I-T-I-O-N-S!

Some folks go bowling after their thanksgiving meal. Some go shopping. We engage in an annual family vote for “Turkey of  the Year”. My beloved sister-in-law started this tradition years ago. We talk about it all year long. At any given time during the year, family members (near or extended) track “turkey worthy” behavior. A few fav’s from the past are as follows:

  • Driving the MasterCraft boat up (and OVER) the lakes border (as in the boat was no longer in water).
  • Pinning oneself beneath a garage door and having to wait for a neighbor to come by and help.
  • Leaving a vacated pick up in gear (fortunately the neighbors tree stopped the truck as opposed to the neighbors house stopping the truck).
  • Inadvertently punching the gas (vs. the brake) of the John Deere riding lawnmower. We learned that not only does “nothing run like a Deere” nothing fly’s like a Deere either! The mower and driver flew over a 3 foot retaining wall. Can you say, “Ride ’em cowboy?”
  • Whittling a hand versus whittling a stick.  The particular boy scout in question made a mad dash to the E.R. He’s convinced the scar that was left behind is a chic magnet.

These are just a few alum from the Krall Hall of Fame for Turkey of the Year Award.

Every year, post Turkey dinner, the games begin. Candidates are announced. Sometimes vigorous debate ensues. After all, we have so many worthy candidates. Finally, a vote is taken and the winner is crowned with the hat in today’s featured photo.

Turkey of Year Award

It’s silly.

It’s fun.

It’s family tradition.

How ’bout your tribe?

Do you have any turkey traditions? If not, its never too late to start!

Your DoAhead Friend,

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