I know that I have lots to be thankful this year. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
It’s wonderful to have so many things to be thankful for. I’m truly blessed in many ways. I hope everyone has an exceptional Thanksgiving day with family and friends.
I’m not exactly sure how this came to be a Thanksgiving tradition but I can always remember hearing this 18 minute long song at noon on Thanksgiving via one of our local radio stations.
Hope your Thanksgiving was garbage-free!
Listen: Click Here for a short clip of audio highlights in RealAudio.
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Based on Reality
Oddly enough, this famous WKRP episode was loosely based on a real event! Back in 1946 (some sources say 1945), Yellville, Arkansas inaugurated the “Turkey Trot Festival” which included a wild turkey calling contest, a turkey target shoot, a Miss Drumsticks Pageant and oh yeah: a live turkey release from the roof of the courthouse.
After a few years, someone thought it might be fun to actually toss the poor gobblers out of a low-flying airplane for the event. This repeated for a number of years until 1989 when a national animal-rights protest cast the event in a bad light and the “National Enquirer” splashed a photo of the event across the nation forcing promoters to abandon the turkey drop.