Happy Thanksgiving!

         For most of you in America, it’s turkey day and gearing up for shopping ventures to start out the Christmas season.
         In China, I am finishing up my Christmas lessons tomorrow and getting ready for final exams already, but I couldn’t help sending this along for your Thanksgiving Day.
         The below was emailed to me by a relative with his warning of giving sage (or basil?) advice on what not to do to your turkey for Thanksgiving.
         Hope it arrives in time for your dinner to be enjoyed, not destroyed.

          The turkey shot out of the oven and rocketed into the air.

          It knocked every plate off the table and partly demolished a chair.

          It ricocheted into a corner and burst with a deafening boom,

          Then splattered all over the kitchen, completely obscuring the room.

          It stuck to the walls and the windows.  It totally coated the floor.

          There was turkey attached to the ceiling where there’d never been turkey before.

          It blanketed every appliance. It smeared every saucer and bowl.

          There wasn’t a way I could stop it.  That turkey was out of control.

          I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure, and I thought with chagrin as I mopped,

          That I’d never again stuff a turkey with popcorn that hadn’t been popped!


Happy Thanksgiving and Ping An (Peace)  from Connie and Little Flower!



About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 30 years as an English language teacher. 28 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my 13th year in Luzhou Vocational and Technical College. The college is located in Luzhou city (loo-joe), Sichuan Province, a metropolis of 5 million people located next to the Yangtze River .
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