Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Notes

Turkey red
Turkey grey
Turkey says,
have a happy day!
{Written by a 1st grade student with one loose tooth...who also made the turkey above...}
Turkey Notes are a local Thanksgiving tradition. They are said to date back to about 1890 (though this cannot be confirmed), and are considered to be strictly a local custom.
A Turkey Note is a short, three- or four-line poem, using “Turkey” as the first word of the first two lines. Purists use colors for the second word of these first lines, but this is not strictly necessary. The poem can be a compliment, an insult, or just funny (depending, of course, on your sense of humor)...
Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. One of my kids got a turkey note one time that said
    Turkey red
    Turkey blue
    Turkey says
    I love you

    and I had never heard of them before we moved here either


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