Posts Tagged ‘turkey’

  • Hoping to stimulate the economy, in 1939, FDR moved the date of Thanksgiving back a week.

    A Thanksgiving Mystery

    Nov 25, 11 • 340 Views • No Comments

    Thanksgiving means more demand for turkeys. And yet supermarkets discount the price. Why? First some turkey facts. This year, the American Farm Bureau says that the price of a typical turkey is up 22% from last year. According to Slate, the price of the...  [read more]

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    Ben Franklin’s Turkey

    Nov 17, 11 • 243 Views • No Comments

    The bald eagle is our national bird but, according to Ben Franklin, the turkey should have been. In a letter to his daughter, he explains why. “True original natives,” turkeys are American birds. “…Though a little vain and silly, the...  [read more]