Thanksgiving 2012 Round-Up

Round em up, pardner!

I sincerely hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. My own was very pleasant, and it saddens me to think that another year must pass before we can all enjoy it again. Therefore, in an effort to keep Thanksgiving 2012 alive, please enjoy this quick round-up of some of the year’s most interesting Turkey Day stories.

Cape Neddick, MaineA turkey that flew through a double-pane window and suffered wing and possible brain damage continues to recover in the Center for Wildlife’s ICU. I’m happy to report that his prognosis is good, he wasn’t eaten with stuffing and gravy, and he could be released into the wild soon. Of course with brain damage to contend with, I’m certain this poor gobbler will be on someone’s menu soon enough.

Casselberry, Florida: For the ninth consecutive year, Rachel’s gentlemen’s club has offered free Thanksgiving meals to anyone who wanted them. And this year, more than 400 people came out for the PG-rated family affair. Fortunately, someone caught the strippers before they accidentally stuffed the turkeys with dollar bills.

Sacramento, CaliforniaTommy Edwards is a 9-year-old with a heart of gold. When he was six, he and his mother started making lunches of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to deliver to the homeless on Thanksgiving. What began with 10-15 lunches has now grown to 250 served in downtown Sacramento by the “PB and J Brigade for the Homeless.” Thanks for showing us all the true meaning of this special day, Tommy!

The original Chiefs logo (courtesy of

Kansas City, MissouriDexter McCluster is a wide receiver for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs who participates in the team’s annual delivery of Thanksgiving meals to low-income residents. In twenty years, the program has served more than 16,000 people. But this year, McCluster himself “got served” when Ms. Louise, a meal recipient, let him have it about the team’s 1-9 record.

“Y’all better start winning some games,” Ms. Louise told McCluster. “I’ve been praying, but y’all got to work a little harder.”

I wonder if she’d be willing to give my Steelers a call? They could certainly use a pep talk.

Happy belated Thanksgiving, everybody!

Posted on November 25, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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