Turkey Redux

happy thanksgivingTomorrow is Thanksgiving and I thought I would share some Thanksgiving books from years past. You can link to the original post at the title. My personal favorite is the last one because of the truly awful illustrations.

I wish I had something super inspirational to say about the holiday, but I am tapped out on inspiration at the moment. However, I am hopeful.

Currently, my library is rolling back to curbside only, so we only have virtual service right now. I have always liked working the desk on the holiday weekend. I will miss my traditional Thanksgiving weekend library questions and comments.

  • First year college students showing up on the Saturday and Sunday following the holiday telling me that they couldn’t stand 5 more minutes of parental interference.
  • Some guy asking me if I have tax forms in yet. Sometimes I also get the optional follow ups:
    -Are there forms “in the back?”
    -Are we “hiding” the forms?
    -Did I know that income tax is unconstitutional? Usually this is followed by a discussion citing the 1st, 4th, and/or 5th amendment.

Ah, the good old days.

Stay safe, wear a mask, and wash your hands. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Mary and Holly

It’s Time For Thanksgiving
Sechrist and Woolsey
1957

It's time for Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving Book
Moncure
1976

Our Thanksgiving Book cover

Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook
Hathaway
1979

thanksgiving crafts and cookbook cover

6 comments

  1. The illustrations in the last one are scary. Why does everyone have uneven eyes? Is this “Thanksgiving in the Upside Down”?

    I hope kids are still drawing crayoned hand turkeys, though. Even if the horrifically racist depictions of Native Americans are gone, the turkeys should remain.

    Oh and technically the first Thanksgiving that took place on what is now American soil was NOT in Plymouth in 1620. It was in El Paso, Texas in 1598. The Spanish and their Native guides gave thanks for making it across the desert and to the Rio Grande. In ordinary years, the El Paso chamber of commerce sends a dude in a conquistador outfit to Massachusetts to educate them.

    1. A kid I went to school with drew a cigarette in his traced-hand-turkey’s mouth and when the teacher got annoyed with him for it he said it was a smoked turkey.

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