Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Visited by the Candidates on Veterans Day


This morning at breakfast, I looked through the window and past the maple tree and there was a wild turkey walking in the cul-de-sac. And then there were four and, finally, six turkeys, all presumably hens.

I have heard the story that Benjamin Franklin had proposed that the turkey serve as our national bird, but Smithsonian reports that is a myth; but that he did write to his daughter that a turkey would  be a better symbol than the eagle.

A turkey might be a better symbol now than an elephant or a donkey.

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