Friday, November 20, 2009

Glad I wasn't at THIS Thanksgiving feast!

This is a story that was told to me quite a few years ago.  My ex-brother-in-law told us this tale about his aunt, many years ago.

Bryan's aunt was hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  All the relatives were there.  Everyone was having a good time.  Lots of food and drink on the table.  They all enjoyed the great spread.

Some hours later, one by one, the relatives started to feel sick.  Then they started to  "lose their lunch".  Since it was a holiday weekend, the doctors' offices were closed, so they each went to the hospital.  

It took a while to get the facts, but it turned out that Auntie served a fresh turkey.  She bought it live and had to kill it and remove the feathers and other fun stuff before she could cook it.  

Now the way to kill a turkey is to wring it's neck.  Auntie didn't have the heart to do this, so she poisoned the bird !!!  She had no idea the poison would still be in the bird, and she ended up poisoning her entire family!  

Luckily, everyone recovered, but you can be damn sure Auntie wasn't allowed to cook any more holiday meals!!!


mo.stoneskin said...

Wow. She didn't want to hurt the bird so she poisoned her whole family AND the bird. Incredible.

RecoveringActor said...

I just told this story yesterday!!! I love this story. And I have to preface by saying "I'm not related to these people... not really..."

Is next weeks story going to be the time we had Thanksgiving dinner at 8pm??? Because SOMEONE forgot to do something???

CaJoh said...

And I almost thought they had salmonella or something… I guess the poison is a bit worse.

Great post— you're linked up for next week's feast. I know it's after Thanksgiving, but I do enjoy leftovers too.

Joanie M said...

Oh! I had forgotten about that story, Gina! Thanks for the reminder!

Alix said...


I smell a Darwin Award!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Unbelievable. That woman lives with that story forever being passed around now.

Matty said...


That's one dinner I'm glad I wasn't there for.

Ice Queen said...

Was Auntie a blonde?

Can't wait to hear the 8pm Thanksgiving story!

Joanne said...

LOL gotta love humans!! They create so much blog fodder.

Charmaine said...

I love your "Auntie".

How is your hubby/man/boyfriend? I think about you guys sometimes and hope...all is well.

I think it will be. Just don't eat the chicken.

It's not safe in your area.

WeaselMomma said...

That is awful! and hysterical! I love it.