That means an extra long weekend for me.
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