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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
THE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DAY HALIBUT
THANKSGIVING DAY HALIBUT
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.
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.
following Monday I asked him about how his favorite holiday went.
“There was football, but the rest of
the day was a bust.”
“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
There is no Thanksgiving without
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
I submit this year, once again, my
suggestion for a traditional Thanksgiving Song: