Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Picture Perfect Wednesday: Thanksgiving Birds

Getting a turkey for the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner wasn't always as easy as Marilyn Monroe makes it look.

The early settlers in the United States, the Pilgrims, had to struggle for food and survival. If left to their own devices, they might well have starved to death.

Fortunately, the Wampanoag Indian tribe came to the aid of the Pilgrims. In 1621, the two communities shared a Thanksgiving feast that started a tradition that continues nearly 400 years later.

On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather with friends and families to give thanks for the bountiful blessings in our lives and to admire great-looking birds.

I hope all my American readers have a pleasant and safe Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family tomorrow. The hope of a safe day goes double for the men and women in the military and law enforcement who put themselves on the line to protect the rest of us.


  1. May I ask who is the lady and what is the movie that the top picture is from? (The lady in the stripy top and shorts holding the hatchet while tickling the turkey's chin)

  2. I think it's Marilyn Monroe... and it's just a publicity shot. It was pretty common from the 1920s through 1960s for seasonal/holiday publicity stills with starlets to be taken.

  3. I can't believe it actually is, but she looks a bit like Doris Day to me!