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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Turkey, Forty Cents a Pound...by Balisha


While eating at neighbors just the other day..

Turkeys are on sale I heard Kelly say.

Forty cents a pound is what think I heard..

Just a little money for a tasty bird.

I went to my google and typed in.. sale..

Several stores came up without any fail.

Walmart it said.. is the closest one..

I jumped in my car to get the job done.

The butcher that I found was just unloading birds..

The sale starts today are the words that I heard.

I grabbed my two turkeys then gave a quick turn..

I pushed my cart so quickly...the cart tires burned.

After checking out my groceries and paying the bill..

I got in the car and drove up the hill.

While driving home today thoughts came to mind...

An invitation for dinner from kids that were so kind.

We'll eat and be merry with everyone nice...

Knowing two birds are home sitting on the ice.

When we're hungry for turkey in a week or so..

Someone will be happy...and his name is Joe.


Years ago my Mom was the holiday hostess in our family. She loved having the holidays...people coming and bringing their specialty for all to sample. As years went on, she began to get nervous entertaining, and that's when I started having the holiday meals. We would gather at our table and eat a meal that left us groaning afterward. No room for pie...Mom and brought the pies (her speciality) We couldn't pass up her delicious pumpkin, mince, and lemon meringue pies. We stuffed ourselves and could hardly walk. I asked her if she wanted to take some turkey home for sandwiches. She said with a little grin on her face, "No thank you....I fixed a turkey yesterday...we have plenty." She did that for the rest of her life...if she was going for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner...she would always fix a turkey at home for she and Dad to share. I miss those moments with my Mom. When holidays come around I look back to those days and see her smiling....her little turkey waiting in her frig.

Balisha

6 comments:

Sue said...

I always like to have my own turkey, whether we are invited to someone else's house or not. I saw the 40 cents a pound turkeys @ Wal Mart- but they were out- only the 60 cent/lb. ones were available. I'm going back today to see if they have more.
What memories we have stored in our heads, don't we? I hope that someday I will be part of someone else's...
all the best- Sue

Patti Cakes said...

I heard it's 40 cents a pound too in this area.

Headed to my mother's this evening for dinner. I'll try to get some photos if we don't eat it all first.

Hugs

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Sounds like my families get-to-gathers. The men always tried to outdo each other. Plates piled with food then they would go back and pile another plate with desserts. Grandma use to fix Sunday dinner every week and we all would gather there.People do not do that much anymore.Everyone is scattered near and far.
I just enjoy your poems so much Balisha.

Amber Star said...

I enjoyed your poem, too. However, my search for 40 cent a pound turkey at Walmart was fruitless. Usually our grocery stores have the turkeys for a very low price nearer to Thanksgiving. Every now and then we get one for 29 cents per pound.

I'm not sure what we will be doing for Thanksgiving this year. Part of the decision will be based on how well my in laws are doing. They have Alzheimers and that is a factor. I have rheumatoid arthritis so that bears on the decision, too. It isn't hard to roast a turkey, but the sides are a hassle. Our kids all live out of town now, so we won't have but the 4 of us. I told my husband that we should go out to dinner, pick a plate up for the in laws, and leave it like that. Kids will be home for Christmas, so then we will have turkey and ham.

One Woman's Journey said...

My mother always did the same thing.
I always have Thanksgiving at my home. Wonder if my children will ever take over. lol

Balisha said...

My brother and older son ate so much that they used to lean on my kitchen counter and groan.
I would love to have everyone here for a big meal. Our blended families just can't seem to get together.