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Don't Blame The Pilgrims

The crowd shuffles hands raised in vain attempt to catch a windblown lottery ticket If you spend 25 bucks (not counting the price of the turkey) You can get the turkey for 89 cents a pound If not….you’ll pay more for the turkey than for the entire dinner. Took my grandkids to the park. saw 32 wild turkeys crossing the street without a crossing guard. Never play checkers with a cat. I made Rock Cornish Game Hen for supper. My kids wanted to know what happened to the turkey? I told them I washed it…..and it shrunk. I once ate “Blood Pudding” and Parsnips with my father. Don’t ask! How long does it take to become “indigenous”? I asked Mom: “how many jelly beans can I have?” She answered: “how many is too many.” If you factor in all the cleaning, shopping, arranging, set-up, preparation…. the Thanksgiving meal comes to about $89.73 per person.. More if you have a “kids” table. John G. Lawless 11/23/2021

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Date: 11/30/2021 5:41:00 PM
Just come to California, get a van and helpers, and smash and grab up tp 950 bucks free of anything you like. Stealing is irrelevant here. Morals? Gone in this state. Maybe, one day, they will return? PANGS
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Date: 11/23/2021 3:16:00 PM
I remember when 'Yankee ingenuity' was a compliment. Now... fuggetabouit, as they say in Brooklyn...
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Date: 11/24/2021 5:35:00 AM
Hey Gershon....i'm glad someone read my itinerant thoughts