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Hey, Mom! Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Granny! Are you having Thanksgiving with us?
No, Michael. I am just making an appearance. I work today.
You're not gonna eat with us?
Nope. I just stopped by for a hug and to pick up my turkey neck.
Hey, Tara! I only have a few minutes. I need to get to work. Where's my turkey neck?
Mikie, where's mom's turkey neck?
Her turkey neck? What are you talking about?
The neck. The turkey neck. What did you do with it?
I threw it away, of course.
You threw it away?!!
Yeh, what's the big deal?
We always save the neck for mom.
You threw the neck away? I ALWAYS get the turkey neck.
You get the turkey neck? What are you talking about?
I have eaten the turkey neck every Thanksgiving since I was five year's old. Tara has cooked it for me ever since she started having Thanksgiving dinner at her house. I can't believe you threw it away!
You eat the neck? Is there even any meat on a neck?
Yes, I eat the neck. I eat chicken necks, too, but there is way more meat on a turkey neck. What about the giblets?
I threw them away, too. They're not good for anything.
I love the giblets and the heart. My grandmother ALWAYS cooked the neck and the giblets and used the broth for gravy. She would cut up the giblets and add the chopped up pieces to the gravy. Haven't you ever heard of giblet gravy?
Hey, Tara, your brother is coming in the door.
Hi, mom! I didn't expect to see you today. Aren't you working?
Yes, but I stopped by on my way to work to gets some hugs and my turkey neck.
Well, here's a hug!
Did you get your neck?
No, your brother-in-law threw it away!
What? Oh no!
I didn't know. How was I supposed to know your mom would actually EAT the neck?
I don't know what I am gonna do now. I will have to buy a turkey just for the neck!
Next year, remember to save the neck for me or we will have to talk turkey!
Written for: "The Dialogue 500"
Prompt: Turkey Talk
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