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Thanksgivings past


November 23, 2018

This morning, Brice and I were remembering a particular Thanksgiving 32 or 33 years ago. In Billings I had been able to buy a fresh turkey, delivered to my door by a turkey farmer. The birds were very tender.

In Ekalaka, Doug Bonsell raised turkeys. I ordered a small one, 12-15 pounds. When it came to the house it had grown, grown to 21 pounds!

It had to be washed in the bathtub! Would it even fit in the roaster or the oven? It got wedged in the roaster, and with all the other racks removed, set on the lowest rack in the oven. That rack was sagging seriously.

I don’t remember how long it...

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