Let’s Talk Turkey by Great Joy Studio | Nov 4, 2010 | Collectables, Home Arts | 12 comments Time to trade in tricks and treats for the turkeys! And start thinking about those pumpkin pies, eh? Does anyone remember the construction paper turkeys we made in school by tracing our hand? I think I may still have one around here, somewhere. 12 Comments elly on November 4, 2010 at 1:05 am Oh yeah!! And apparently, it’s still being done! Saw 11 wild turkeys in our yard this morning. All summer they roosted in one of our large sycamore trees in the backyard; then disappeared for awhile. I think they’re back for safety reasons; they must know Thanksgiving is on the horizon and they will be safe in a suburban backyard! 🙂 Hope you’re having a good week! Log in to Reply Great Joy Studio on November 4, 2010 at 8:21 am Wow, eleven wild turkeys? That’s neat. Turkey sanctuary, haha. Log in to Reply Norma Jean Rahn on November 4, 2010 at 7:37 am Upon reading your entry today, I clearly recall attending Thanksgiving performances by my children and their classmates at school. Their teachers would adorn the classroom windows with all the beautiful little handprint turkeys she guided her students to create. I clearly remember the pride and joy my daughters showed as they would come running to my arms with the precious art they themselves made with their very own little hands. A thumb turkey head and four colorful turkey feathers, with a chubby little turkey body and a neatly printed name of each child on the back of each precious construction paper hand-print turkey for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the spark that lit such a sweet memory for me. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday with all your family and friends. Log in to Reply Great Joy Studio on November 4, 2010 at 8:34 am Exactly Norma, a perfect description of the turkeys! Log in to Reply joyhalldesigns on November 4, 2010 at 10:37 am What great memories! I certainly remember this Thanksgiving school project. The first time my oldest son brought one home from school, my heart was flooded with wonderful memories. Hmmm…. I’m a little tempted….. Log in to Reply Brenda Pinnick on November 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm Those were always fun to make and I think I still have some which my children made. Thanks for the memory! Log in to Reply Ann on November 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm Hey – I’m baking a fresh pumpkin pie now! I have the pumpkins in the oven to roast, then I’ll puree with evaporated milk, brown sugar and eggs for a delightful dessert this evening. I’ll try to save you a piece but it happens to be Michael’s favorite so no guarantees! Log in to Reply Great Joy Studio on November 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm Ooh, nice! Are you planning to post about this? Log in to Reply Diane Knott on November 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm Janet, I have one of those turkey planters too. Exactly the same one. I found it for .50 cents about 30 years ago and I think they’re worth about $40 now! Diane Log in to Reply Great Joy Studio on November 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm Really? You know that is one item that I cannot recall where I acquired it but, I’ve had it a long time too. My sister has our old turkey candle from my grams house which is where we always spent Thanksgiving. I do have the dinning room table & buffet however, and recall fondly, the fancy way she use to set it just for us. Log in to Reply elly on November 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm Thanks for “stirring” the pot of memories! I remember my first Thanksgiving here in the States. I was ten years old, and we had never celebrated Thanksgiving (they don’t celebrate that in the Netherlands) We celebrated with other Dutch friends who had been in the US for a few years already. All that strange food; turkey? corn and yams? cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie? I had never seen any of it before! Of course, our parents made my siblings and I try it all! After all these years, I couldn’t imagine a Thanksgiving without any of it!! Log in to Reply Great Joy Studio on November 7, 2010 at 12:55 am Interesting. Thanks for sharing that Elly. Log in to Reply You must log in to post a comment.