kids were little.. probably around 8 & 11. i had the turkey all carved and arranged on the platter and left the room for a minute. the kids went in the kitchen to find our dog, Lucky, with hind legs on the floor and front paws on the table.... and half the turkey was gone. he was 'lucky'.. he had a treat and got to live to see another day.
It wasn't very funny when it happened and for years later.
My first MIL & FIL managed a trailer park in Fl...retired folks. They had a big dinner for the whole park every year in their rec center.
Step son was living with us at the time and he got put to work carrying the left over gravy back to Grandma's trailer. Well, he tripped going in the door & spilled a roasting pan FULL of gravy on her DR carpet. It was still coming out of the carpet & pad over 5 yrs. later...she finally replaced it.
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My brother teased his young boys that the difference between a tom turkey and a hen turkey, was to be found in the parts inside the birds. Their Mom had bought a large (Tom) that year and they sat and watched her prepare the bird. They oohed at the bag of giblets found inside the thawed bird and inspected them carefully in whispers. But what really shook them was when she pulled the long neck out of the other cavity!
We had just gotten two kittens the end of October. After carving the turkey I left the bird on the counter and went into the dinig room to eat with the family.. Was really surprise to see two kitty butts sticking out of the turkey cavity. .Good thing all the stuffing was out .
too many to isolate just one, really... but last year did pretty much take the cake.... it was before turkey day, when I was cleaning my oven .... and set it on fire!!!.... called 911, explaining that it wasn't a big deal, I just wanted someone to come and make sure the stove was safe, etc..... and FIVE TRUCKS RESPONDED!!!... plus the COMMANDER!!... in the middle of the afternoon.....scared the whole block!!.... we all got a good laugh outta that one!!... even the firemen.....
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NY Lady, what a great pic that would've made. Kitty butts.
LOL Toots, that's a good one. Five trucks for your oven fire.
I don't have any funny Thanksgiving stories myself...but I enjoy reading everyone else's.
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These stories are so funny! Conrad I am LOL! Toots you sure know how to throw a party!
Back in my party days we had all gone to a bar on Wednesday nite & partied! I got up Thanksgiving morning not feeling my best, to visit a friend & pick kale to cook. Got to chatting & by now it was 11 am. I was expecting my parents around 12:30. Then a lite bulb went off - I hadn't cooked the bird. I stuck it in the oven on 450 & prayed really hard. My mom never knew until many years later.
I don't go to bars anymore.
My 1900s farmhouse:
So what do you do in that siutation??? Serve the other half of the turkey to the guests and not say a word (LOL!!!!) or run to the store for something else 'ready made'?!?
All these stories are very funny!!! I have no funny stories to share, but enjoyed this thread!
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very funny stories. mine feels almost normal after reading yours.
this was probably 40-ish years ago and i almost forgot it ever happened until DS#2 reminded me. i vaguely recall carving the remaining uncarved turkey and serving that. knowing our dinners, it could be sans turkey and no one would probably even notice. now i would probably laugh about it. doubt i did back then.
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