Thursday, November 8, 2007

Turkey Toss Time....


(Photo of Big Daddy, who won the men's 2006 Turkey toss winners. Obviously the competition is stiff and serious-the jacket of the turkey even came off after over 20 tosses....ya know, there isn't much that duct tape will not fix. Hey...you know your a red neck when you toss frozen birds in your yard on Thanksgiving. #2 you just might be a redneck if you use duct tape to tape your bird's packaging.)



I got my "official" Thanksgiving invitation last night. Every year we load up the family and to Cousin Glenda's house in the country we go. It is always a highly anticipated holiday, the biggest social event on the family calendar, as far as family attendance goes. The food is sinfully good. And of course, we have the family turkey toss. Every year for the past 5 or 6 years we have tossed a huge frozen bird across the yard. The Turkey Toss consist of 3 divisions: Men’s, Women’s, and Children. To enter the contest, everyone pays $1 per throw/toss. Winners of the men’s and women’s divisions receive the money “pot” and the oh so coveted trophy. Each participating child also receives a prize. All children are winners. There is no charge for children to play. The children throw the smaller Cornish game hens. All birds are thrown frozen. Last year my husband won the men's division. We have proudly and prominently displayed that trophy right next to the family dance champion trophy in the den.

Counting down the next few weeks until Thanksgiving, I will post a photo of the turkey toss winners (and a few "tossing" photos) from years past. I am headed to the grocery store tomorrow to purchase a large frozen turkey so that big daddy, Bama and I can begin practising our throws in hopes of both bringing home and securing the prize in our household.

My Invite:
Hello All!
Believe it or not, its that time of year again. Time to start preparations for the annual Turkey Day celebration! As always, planning is a necessity for such an enormous event.
To begin the day, we will gather around the table(s) to bless and eat the delightful feast at 12:00 p.m. (sharp!). By popular demand, the assigning of side dishes has returned. You will find the list of assignments included at the end of this email. Of course, if you have any concerns regarding the assignments, please feel free to contact myself or Glenda. Again, the rule of oldest mom and newest mom exemption from cooking still stands. This year the winners are Velma and Jennifer. Congratulations!! Who will fill the new mother shoes next year?
Following the everfilling feast, will come the conniving Dirty Santa game. In order to participate, you need to bring one wrapped Christmas item per player. The item does NOT have to be an ornament. It can be an item of your choice as long as it is of Christmas theme and is $10 or less.
Next will come the crowd pleasing Frozen Turkey Toss! The Turkey Toss will consist of 3 divisions: Men’s, Women’s, and Children. To enter the contest, you pay $1 per throw/toss. Winners of the men’s and women’s divisions will receive the money “pot” and the oh so coveted trophy. Each participating child will receive a prize. There is no charge for children to play. Will anyone be able to dethrown the defending champions Tom and Pam? Start buffing up and practicing now!
Also, Jennifer has volunteered to take up the Arther Family Cookbook. We truly appreciate the hard work the Gina put into the task over the past years and want to thank Jennifer for accepting the passing of the torch. Everyone please get your recipes (5 max. per person) and any requests to Jennifer by November 13th.
I look forward to seeing all of you on Turkey Day! Please bring your appetites, cameras, smiles and strategies for a fun filled day! As always, a good time will be had by all!
Love,
Christie


PS I am posting this under sports, because in our family that is what is is officially classified

1 comment:

HEWY said...

LOL- That is great about the Turkey Toss! I like that idea. We may try it.

My wife wants us to drive 18 hrs to see her relatives for Thanksgiving. I think she is going to get her way.