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Hope Your Thanksgiving’s So Bright,  Ya Gotta Wear Shades!

November 25, 2015

Just a couple of laughs for all my friends and followers.

I’m thankful for each and every one of you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ever seen a wild turkey? (I sometimes see 15 or 20 hanging around the bird feeder in my backyard.)

Ever worn sunglasses hoping you won’t be recognized?

Have you ever drunk a can of Pumpkin Juice and lived to tell about it??

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2015 2:17 PM

    Happy thanksgiving Mark! Love your post as always my friend! Much love to you! 🙂


    • December 1, 2015 8:45 AM

      Thank you, dear Seyi, and please forgive this tardy reply! I had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I gave thanks for wonderful friends like you. I’m sorry to have been a stranger. I blush to say I’m way behind on visiting friends’ blogs– do forgive me. I shall be visiting you soon. Hope you are well and being your usual good influence. Lovely to see you, and thank you for your kind comment and friendship! : )

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 3, 2015 9:13 AM

        It’s a pleasure visiting your site Mark, I’m behind in visiting friends’ blogs too. I guess work, family and office related work sometimes take more priority.
        Do take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your week!
        Cheers. 🙂


  2. Robin King permalink
    November 25, 2015 2:42 PM

    MARK! Thank you for this bountiful post! Pumpkin juice? ::shivers:: Had to do a search for that, thought you made it up. But it’s REAL! Wow! Never seen a wild turkey in person except on a label. We do have lots of turkey buzzards, though. Actually, this region has lots of wild turkeys — we even have a state “turkey management system,” which is probably less benign than it sounds. Maybe we don’t see them in this particular area bec we have so many foxes? Can’t imagine that those two groups get along well. What do your feeder turkeys sound like? Do they do that gobble-gobble thing, too? Or is it more wild and shrieky?

    Love the turkeys in your dawrings, very dapper in spite of being worried. And the cranberry sauce is adorable. Super shoes!

    It’s wonderful to see you! Been missing you around here, so I’m thankful for your post today. OK, and yesterday, too. I just didn’t get a chance to read that one yet. Had to post about Timmy the Turkey and FREE PIE. 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ::runs home to stuff the Reeses::


    • December 2, 2015 8:31 PM

      I’m shaking my head here (and I hear a strange rattling noise– no, I’m not gonna think about that). I just googled “pumpkin juice,” and I’m stunned. It’s real!! It exists!! And it follows that people buy it and drink it!! Yee-ow!! I just put that in the cartoon as a lame joke– never suspected PJ actually exists!! 😖

      My dear Robin!! Do forgive this incredibly late reply. Between Thanksgiving and an assignment that was due today, I’m way behind. In fact, I’m so far behind, I expect to pass myself going the other way… huh?? 😕

      Wild turkeys are very common here in rural, woodsy New Hampshire. They usually travel in fairly large groups– why, I’m not sure. (You occasionally see a loner wearing a black leather jacket and drinking pumpkin juice and spitting seeds.) The only vocal sound I’ve ever heard them make is halfway between a coo and a purr. Kind of a questing, ruminating sound– like a chicken! I didn’t think they could fly, but one day I was out chopping wood and three of them suddenly took off like jets, soaring way up into these towering pine trees. What a roar! I jumped so high, I almost wound up in a pine tree myself!!

      Thanks for your lovely comment, and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving with Reeses on your pumpkin pie. And your carrots. And your mashed potatoes. And anything else that wandered onto the table!! 😋


  3. Martes de cuento permalink
    November 26, 2015 4:40 AM

    I never saw a wild turkey. Do not use sunglasses because I’m not famous. I never drank pumpkin juice … My God!!!!, I have yet many things to do in my life!!!


    • December 2, 2015 9:19 PM

      Hmm. Let’s see: you’ve never seen a wild turkey, but you have made my acquaintance, and that’s almost the same thing (I’m just a little taller with finer plumage). You are famous among people who really matter– myself being– ahem! (blushes modestly)– an obvious example. And you’ve never drunk pumpkin juice which only proves that you have great respect for your digestive system– a great advantage in life!! So all things considered, I’d say you’re doing very well… 😊

      I’m thoroughly delighted to see you here. It makes me plump up my plumage and swagger around like a pompous bird. But alas! I blush with shame because I have not visited your wonderful story blog in ages and eons– do forgive me!! I promise to flap in soon and partake of the exquisite literary experience that is your specialty. Thank you for your wonderful surprise appearance and delightful comment!! 😇

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      • Martes de cuento permalink
        December 3, 2015 2:47 AM

        : D: D: D Mark, I learn a little English with you.
        Please do not apologize for not coming to my blog.
        Your blog is international because the drawings do not need words, but my blog is all made of words and I know you do not understand Spanish. No problem!
        A hug from Barcelona.

        PD- If you are a turkey, he speaks English very well and draw well!!!! : D: D: D That’s a miracle!!


        • December 3, 2015 10:10 AM

          Your English is bueno, my Spanish is pobre, and our communication is excellente! 🇪🇸🇺🇸💪

          I shall visit soon, I will bring my good amigo Señor Google Translate to help me read, my spirit will soar, and I will murmur “Coo-coo, purr-purr,” which is how a turkey gives praise.

          Thank you for the abrazo de Barcelona, it was most energizing! 😊

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        • Martes de cuento permalink
          December 4, 2015 2:27 AM

          I also think that our communication is excellent! And also very funny 🙂
          When you want to come to my house accompanied by your friend Mr. Google, you’re welcome 🙂


        • December 9, 2015 8:37 AM

          Señor Google and I are planning our trip. We have purchased two used elephants. We asked for elephants that can swim the Atlantic Ocean without getting tired. As soon as we can find swimsuits for the elephants, we shall set sail for Barcelona. It may be awhile before we can start. It’s not easy to find swimsuits in size extra, extra, extra, extra, EXTRA large. Especially ones with pink polka-dots. 😊

          Señor Google y yo estamos planeando nuestro viaje. Hemos comprado dos elefantes usados. Pedimos que los elefantes pueden nadar al océano Atlántico sin cansarse. Tan pronto como nos podemos encontrar trajes de baño de los elefantes, vamos a zarpar de Barcelona. Puede ser un tiempo antes de que podamos empezar. No es fácil encontrar trajes de baño de tamaño extra, extra, extra, extra EXTRA grande. Especialmente con los lunares rosados. 😊

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        • Martes de cuento permalink
          December 9, 2015 9:18 AM

          No, it’s not easy and less in winter! Now it’s easy to find coats and scarves that size, but even gloves!, swimsuits … buf!

          Liked by 1 person

  4. November 27, 2015 1:55 AM

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions.


  5. November 29, 2015 4:25 PM

    I understand Mr. Turkey’s infatuation with cranberry sauce. Our thanksgiving dinner would not be complete without a side of “Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce.” You’re right, Mark. That relationship is doomed.

    I have had many tasty pumpkin delights – some that only contain the name but not the actual ingredient (ex. pumpkin spice latte). But I’ve never had pumpkin juice.

    Hope you and your lovely bride had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. Now, it’s back to work on Monday. 😉


    • December 5, 2015 12:05 PM

      My dear Judy!! Please excuse this tardy reply and my shameful neglect of your own wonderful blog. Events (OK, and natural sloth) have conspired against me, and I’m way behind in visiting the blogs of some of my very favorite blogging amigos. I plan to make amends, as the righteous man murmured on his way up the steps to the gallows… 😢

      You’re so right: Turkey Day dinner would not be complete without C-Sauce. Why, exactly, I’ve never been clear on. I have a C-Sauce memory that may amuse you: When I was a kid (back in the Middle Ages), kindergarten was only a half-day. We had lunch on the day before Thanksgiving, and were all given a small cup of cranberry sauce to take home. We took it with us to Grandmother’s house the next day. She brought in the turkey, then shocked me by taking the cup of sauce and just dumping it on the bird– SPLAT! I can still see it running down the sides. I didn’t know what to make of it then, and I still don’t!

      Thanks for your lovely comment, and I hope you and Dave had delightful tip-top T-Day, with all the trimmings! Except pumpkin juice, of course. 😳


      • December 5, 2015 12:36 PM

        Mark … It’s always a delight to hear from you. I have not been as attentive to my friends’ blogs either. So, I, also need to make amends.

        The image you just created of the cranberry sauce being unceremoniously dumped ot the turkey just makes me smile. 😉 Dave and I did have a wonderful time enjoying the holiday with our family. No pumpkin juice. But plenty of the other goodies to savor.


  6. December 3, 2015 11:06 AM

    Oh yay! Great for laughs is Mark’s blog; mist ya!. LOL on the tragic turkey love affair!


    • December 9, 2015 8:41 AM

      Ahoy, ya lubbers!! A big hooray from this end, too! How lovely to hear from you chaps! I do apologize for being a stranger for so long. I promise to come aboard soon, and I shall bring my own tea bags, kettle, and gangplank. Yes, the true tragedies of the world always involve forest fowls and their rather desperate love lives. Hope you’re both well, and thanks a heap for checking in!! : )


  7. December 4, 2015 8:53 AM

    Paying a visit to my friend just for a big ‘thank you’.
    I am forever grateful, my dear Mark – hence this is my apology for coming in late for thanksgiving! 🙂


    • December 11, 2015 9:33 PM

      Late?? Nonsense, say I!! Pooh, pooh, nay, never, not a bit of it, I might add!!! You’re one of those rare people who’s never late. You enter a room (physical space or cyberspace) and people are so happy to see you, they just assume– correctly– that you’re right on time. Yes, such is your presence that it overrides the time-space continuum. And that’s a pretty neat trick, as I’m sure Albert Einstein would tell you if he suddenly appeared in his rumpled old toga– which would be another pretty neat trick… : )

      Thankful? I’ll say I am– and you must accept a good deal of responsibility for that, my dear Marina!!! : )

      Liked by 1 person

  8. December 5, 2015 10:10 AM

    Happy ThanksGiving..


  9. RKLikesReeses permalink
    January 11, 2016 8:58 AM



    • January 12, 2016 8:12 AM

      ::waves, ship, more waves, big waves, ship on bounding main, crew passing around Reeses seasickness pills:: ⛵️🚣🏊🏄😊

      Liked by 1 person

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