Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a great day to take a moment and step back to appreciate everything you have been given, and forget about the pains of the past.  You are luckier than many others.  We all have suffered, we've all lost someone, and we've all experienced moments of self doubt.  But as you sit down today, remember that each and every day that we are given is a gift. All of the yesterdays of our lives, good or bad, were blessings, and we often take that for granted.  And though I hope that people are thankful for what they have more often than once a year, I do appreciate that Thanksgiving reminds everyone to take pause and remember to actually say "thanks."

On that somber note, here are some turkey facts to share with your families today!  I got this list from Aristotle.

  • Turkeys have heart attacks.  When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.
  • Turkeys spend the night in trees.  The fly to their roosts around sunset.
  • Gobbling starts before sunrise and can last until mid-morning.
  • A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing.  Their field of vision is about 270 degrees.
  • A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour! They can also burst into flight reaching speeds of 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird.
Happy Thanksgiving friends and family.  I am thankful for all of you in my life!

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