Gary won this turkey at our local community "Turkey Toss," by doing this:
(I don't know what illegalities I'm committing by including this professionally scanned photo. Hopefully Mike Donahue has a forgiving heart and a sense of humor. I think he does.)
So, back to the story.
Chad and I and the three older girls were planning on attending my brother's wedding in DC over Thanksgiving, so, what to do with the turkeys? Lexi and Lily had also won in their age groups, (though they had to heave real 10-lb frozen turkeys--our hidden family talent: turkey tossing. Who knew?) so we had a freezer full of birds, and weren't even going to be here for the big day.
We knew, however, that the rest of the Leavitts etc., etc., were throwing a big shindig, and Grandpa Gary would be readying his pit to bar-b-q many a turkey.
"Lets give the turkeys to Grandpa," I said. "They are having a big party, and the turkeys will surely get eaten."
"Don't give the turkeys to Grandpa!!!" Gary exclaimed. "He'll just shove them in the ground!"
Realizing he didn't understand pit-bar-b-q-ing, but not knowing what he was thinking, I had to ask, "And then what?"
Gary shrugged, "They'll grow turkeys?"
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving