Thanksgiving Rooster

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My Rooster Named Morph

Our Thanksgiving morning was a bit unusual this year.

Of course, we first had breakfast while we watched the Macy’s Day Parade. But once we’d drained our coffee, we donned our winter apparel and headed into the snow to fetch the rooster.

Over the last few months, my rooster Morph has morphed into a bad boy. He has developed a big ego, probably due to the fact that he’s grown into such a behemoth and thinks he’s a stud. Morph constantly bugs the girls, especially my dear, Aretha. He has the biggest infactuation with her, which means he’s relentless. She hides in the nest box most of the time. And since the girls are so fast, he now tries to grab them with his beak. Poor Ginger, got caught by her cone. The little girl was bleeding pretty terrible.

Well, that did it, it was time for Mama Catie to intervene on behalf of her girls.

Opening the gate to the run, I scooped Morph into my arms. And that sucker hauled off and bit me in the hand! Let me tell you…that sealed the deal. Chicken dinner…coming up!

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Step One: Cut Off The Head
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Step Two: Stick Bird into Boiling Water for About Thirty Seconds
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Step Three: Pluck Feathers Off the Bird and Singe Off Any Leftover Hairs
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Step Four: Cook the Bird and Set the Table for Dinner!

1920’s Holiday Photos

Around this time of year, I get Holiday Fever. I feel the compulsion to bedazzle everything in holly, bulbs, and Christmas lights. Since our house isn’t complete yet, I cannot unleash my many Christmas decorations. Thus, I have decided to live vicariously through these great 1920 holiday photos I found on the internet.

Join me in the fun:

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Hey, they didn’t have Meijer or Walmart to purchase the turkey.
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Barbara Kent seems especially eager to start carving in this Universal studios photo from the late 1920s.
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. These balloon characters are slightly scary to me.
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Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five: (from left) Louis Armstrong, Johnny St. Cyr, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory, and Lil Hardin Armstrong

I have a collection of old holiday music and boy, you know when Louis starts to sing! You can’t mistake his awesome gritty tone and when he plays the trumpet, woo-wee, that’s good stuff!

And let’s not forget the amazing, Ella Fitzgerald. She is beautiful in every way.

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917– June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song). She was one of the most influential jazz singers of the 20th Century.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, wife Zelda, and child. F. Scott was a pivotal author in the 1920’s.
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Martha Sleeper was a silent film star in the 1920’s.
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Fun group photo of Flapper friends.
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The sign in the window says you can buy a doll that walks and talks for $2.98. What a deal!
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Dickey family photo, 1922. They sure look cheerful at Christmas time. It must be the contagious holiday spirit in the room.
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Another happy family photo.
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Movie Star: Clara Bow

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That chair might be a little too small.

Enjoy the Season!

Picture References:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/leonardmaltin/turkey-time-hollywood-style.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/26458/quick-10-10-unfamiliar-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-balloons
http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/drp/2011/11/16/wishing-you-a-safe-thanksgiving-break
http://myauctionfinds.com/2009/08/31/black-music/
http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blogs/family-christmas-photo-1922

http://www.inherited-values.com/2010/12/merry-martha-sleeper-jewelry-fashions/
http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/2010/12/have-yourself-a-clara-bow-christmas/
http://en.paperblog.com/christmas-time-in-the-1920s-30s-378079/
http://www.reminisce.com/1900s-1920s/stocking-hung-on-christmas-eve/attachment/rm10137c28a/

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/Christmas1920s.html