Monday, November 12, 2007

Penguin Turkey Tails

My youngest son, Michael, loves to decorate for the holidays. Halloween was all cobwebs in the trees and fright masks on our porch bear. Once Halloween was over, we went looking for thanksgiving decorations. Know what? They are sorely lacking, at least in our neck of the woods.
But that didn't stop us, no, sir. In our search we found some little penguin yard stakes, the kind that light up. We bought them, took them home, and set them up in our front yard. Michael got busy and taped long colored feathers to their black and white behinds. Ta-da! Their turkey disguise is complete. Once Thanksgiving is over, we'll pluck their tail feathers and voila! We'll be all ready for Christmas.
Gobble, gobble, Ho-Ho-Ho!


Don said...

This is a great improvisation story. Thanks.

In sharing it, you bring up a couple of very interesting (and somewhat disturbing) points here.

First is the way Thanksgiving has been steamrollered by the Christmas Retail Juggernaut. This has been lamented ad nauseum elsewhere, so I won't go into it here.

But the other thing you bring out is the sudden decision that penguins are now connected with Christmas. What's up with that?

Just because they are cute and can take the cold, they suddenly belong in the creche? Gimmeabreak!

OK. Venting over. I'll put away the soapbox now.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Way to go, Shirley girl! Creative as always.

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