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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

THE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DAY HALIBUT


THE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DAY HALIBUT
 
I’ve published the same Thanksgiving Day post the last two years, so I think I should give it a rest for this year.  What to post, what to post?  I got nothing.  Can I steal a story?  What the hell, why not.

My old boss at the brokerage firm where I toiled for forty years, loved Thanksgiving.  Well who doesn’t, but he REALLY loved Thanksgiving.  He was a big man, over six foot and maybe 350 pounds.  He loved to eat, he loved turkey.

This one year, Tommy was telling me how much he was looking forward to the big day.

“We’re going to my brother-in-laws.  No cooking, no cleaning, no sprucing up the house.  All we have to do is bring ourselves and a pie.  What a day; football, turkey, football, pie, football, nap, no clean up, go home with left overs, have a turkey sandwich, another piece of pie, and watch some football.”

This was a man who was made for Thanksgiving.  Football, turkey and pie, life was good.

The following Monday I asked him about how his favorite holiday went.

“There was football, but the rest of the day was a bust.”

“How so?”

“My brother-in-law has become a vegetarian!  I knew that, but I assumed there would be a separate entre for him and turkey for everyone else…WRONG!  This year I celebrated Thanksgiving Day with the traditional Thanksgiving Day Halibut.  HALIBUT!! DAMN!!  Did the Pilgrims order halibut flown in from Alaska on that first Thanksgiving?  I don’t think so. 

Football is not the same with the aroma of fish in the oven.  Pie is not the same following the taste of halibut.  Football is not the same after halibut.  A nap does not even happen without turkey to put you in a football-pie coma.  Have you ever had a sandwich of left-over halibut?  It was the worst Thanksgiving ever!

There is no Thanksgiving without turkey!”

This year will be my 67th consecutive Thanksgiving celebrated with turkey.  I have always enjoyed Thanksgiving Day and turkey, but never as much as I now do when I think of all those unfortunates in the world who have to suffer a feast of the traditional Thanksgiving Halibut.

 

I submit this year, once again, my suggestion for a traditional Thanksgiving Song:

TURKEY DAY

To the tune of Buddy Holly's "Everyday" (GIYP)

 

Turkey Day it’s a gettin closer

Who don’t love a tasty oven roaster

A well-cooked bird will surely come my way

A-hay, a-hay, a great day

 

 Turkey Day, goin to be a- crazy

A great big meal, then get really lazy

A well-cooked bird will surely come my way

A-hay, a-hay, a great day

 

 

Turkey Day, Lions get their ass beat

Either way, just give me some white meat

Come that day

Right in front of my seat

 Pumpkin pie for me

 

 

Turkey Day it’s a gettin closer

Who don’t love a tasty oven roaster

Turkey and gravy will surely come my way

A-hay, a-hay, a great day

 

 Turkey Day, goin to be a- crazy

A great big meal, then get really lazy

 Thanksgiving is, sure my favorite day

Oh, I luv, Thanksgiving Day

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

15 comments:

  1. Umm...no halibut for me, either. I've had honey glazed ham on Thanksgiving, and it wasn't bad, but it wasn't turkey. Turkey rules!

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend! :)

    S

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Cranky! I'm thankful to have found your blog, which often gives me smiles!

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  3. LOL
    My husband would not mind Halibut. I already made Turkey as our kids were together on the weekend as the one in Hawaii was over.

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  4. I don't mind halibut, but definitely not for Thanksgiving. At least your brother-in-law isn't vegan--no animal products at all. Take care and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. Can't even imagine a Thanksgiving without turkey. Horrors. Have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Is this really a rerun? What a short memory I have. Thanks for the halibut laugh. Have a feasty day tomorrow.

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  7. fish is not my favorite so i wouldn't have enjoyed it much, either.

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  8. Hey Cranky! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sure hope you don't have to travel anywhere. ('cause that's just nuts)

    I think the brother-in-law was a little confused about the meaning of being a "Vegetarian". You eat vegetables. Hello. No fish. No meat.
    Now, halibut for fish and chips? Yes. Thanksgiving? (Canadian or 'Merican, doesn't matter) NO.

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  9. Ah yeah.. it wouldn't be the same for sure. Especially if they weren't expecting it. I wasn't expecting your little song either but I enjoyed that.

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  10. To me that was a horror story, Cranky--Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  11. That story seems just a bit fishy

    Happy Thanksgivukkah

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  12. Huh. Thanksgiving halibut. They probably celebrate Festivus as well.

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  13. mmmmmm, halibut. my oldest would call it the first worthwhile thanksgiving. me, not so much

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  14. Oooh, that would indeed be a bitter disappointment! Loved your song, left me smiling!

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