Happy Thanksgiving

That means an extra long weekend for me.

Truman at the White House thanksgiving

The White House traditionally pardons their turkey. The tradition is credited to President Truman who received a White House turkey for Thanksgiving. But there is no evidence that he spared the life of the turkey. According to an in-depth investigative report by the Washington Post, it was George H.W. Bush (41) who first officially pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey:Turkey Pardons, The Stuffing of Historic Legend.

Enjoy the long weekend if you can. I have some stuff in the oven for when I’m back on Monday.


Oven image by Joseph Zollo on Wikimedia Commons:Thanksgiving oven.jpg

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