Tag Archives: Africa

Thanksgiving Day

Turkey is a traditional dinner today for many Americans. It is a carry over from the pilgrims and their original feast of Thanksgiving when the native bird was plentiful in the wild. So why do we call it Turkey? There is a reason and as happens so many times, the all-American bird got its name somewhat by mistake. The tale begins with the British Empire which had stretched itself into Africa during the sixteen hundreds. Along with diamonds the British exported a wild eatable bird…

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Turkey, the bird.

Turkey is a traditional dinner today for many Americans. It is a carry over from the pilgrims and their original feast of Thanksgiving when the native bird was plentiful in the wild. So why do we call it Turkey? There is a reason and as happens so many times, the all-American bird got its name somewhat by mistake. The tale begins with the British Empire which had stretched itself into Africa during the sixteen hundreds. Along with diamonds the British exported a wild eatable bird…

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My Neighborhood

I live in small rural community. My road is what you would call a “dead end”. I’ve always disliked that term and would prefer “no outlet”, but preferences and rules always have a conflict with rules winning out. Anyway, my “dead end” continues to be a microcosm of age and cultures. At the start of my road is a boarding house for transient folks who come and go as needed. Some of my neighbors with little kids don’t like that and I understand their concern,…

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Turkey Dinner

  Turkey is a traditional dinner today for many Americans. It is a carry over from the pilgrims and their original feast of Thanksgiving when the native bird was plentiful in the wild. So why do we call it Turkey? There is a reason and as happens so many times, the all-American bird got its name somewhat by mistake. The tale begins with the British Empire which had stretched itself into Africa during the sixteen hundreds. Along with diamonds the British exported a wild eatable…

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