Thanksgiving should be about being thankful.


I just want to say, to all those happily sharing cartoons and quotes about Thanksgiving being a celebration of American evils perpetrated on the helpless here before us . . . stop it.


Take a moment to simply be thankful. Personally, I am celebrating the blessings in my life. My family, my friends, the moments of wonder I am given, the joys and successes in our lives. Pilgrims and Indians and what they may or may not have done, said, or eaten really doesn’t factor in. It just doesn’t. For me, it is actually about being thankful, something I try to be every day, today is a little more special because I get pie.

I don’t want to take a precious moment to argue about what happened, didn’t happen, should have or shouldn’t have happened. Those events took place a very long time ago, why must we continually use them to divide who we are now?

Like the wise young Queen Elsa says . . . Let it go. Don’t make me sing it, because I will.

Please, please have a beautiful and happy day of thanks.

Crystal Cook

By the way, the past will never be the past if we allow it fester as open wound on the heart of our world. We will never learn from it, choose a better way than those who came before us, or truly love, accept, and respect one another. We should not have to pay now for the mistakes they may have made then.

Food for thought, put some Cool Whip on it and let it digest.

The Gobbler Gazette – Thanksgiving Edition

Gobbler Gazette


Tomorrow is T-Day by Clancy Doo

As we all know, tomorrow is the one day of the year we in the turkey community fear the most. Tensions have been high on farms throughout the county, fewer riots have been reported than at this time last year, thanks in part to the growing popularity of vegetarian cuisine.

The Turkey Rights movement has garnished garnered much attention in recent years and we are seeing more acceptance and respect than ever before, but we still have a long way to go until all turkeys can roam free without fear of being stuffed.

Big thanks to the Johnson Farm who will be feasting on Tofu Turkey this year, and it has been reported the Smith Ranch will be be crafting and dining on homeade soy turkey sculptures.

Many thanks to those who participated in the Save Our Necks rally last weekend, it was a huge success. Proceeds will go the families of this years victims. We will be holding a candlelight vigil Thanksgiving night for all who wish to attend.

Keep your spirits high and your heads low, one day we will be free.


Five Tips That Could Save Your Neck by Clara Doodle

  1. Don’t panic. If you are caught in a mass of fleeing feathers, you risk injury and become easy pickins.

  2. Feign illness. It may sound cheesy, but it worked for Percy Perch last year. No one wants a foul fowl on their table.

  3. Hide. No one will judge.

  4. Suck it in. In their ravenous greed they always go for the fat ones.

  5. Attack back. This is only to be attempted as a last ditch effort if you are caught. If you peck hard enough, you could be dropped, giving you a chance at escape. For those on farms who prefer firearms, please see above.



On a sad note, Elsa Peck passed on early this week, she appeared to have starved to death in an effort to lose weight before the holidays. We can at least be thankful she went peacefully.

Please join us in the East corner of the coop this evening at 5 pm 

for a memorial and prayer gathering.


Grief counseling will be provided at no cost, councilors will be standing by until after the New Year, and as always, the support group will continue to meet at its regular time. Next week we will have a guest speaker, the topic will be survivors guilt.

Crystal R. Cook

Dear Ferguson -


Dear Ferguson – ACTIONS speak louder than words.

You had a chance to change things, and you did, you certainly did. You turned your town into a nightmare, you added to the divide. You incited anger, you stood on pedestals of ignorance and instead of coming together to heal and move forward, you came together to cause more pain.

You had the opportunity to open a dialogue, to find ways to prevent future conflict, to become a voice of hope, to uplift and encourage your youth to choose a better way. You had a chance to come together and support each other as parents who do not want their precious children to lay dying on a cold sidewalk because of their actions.

What you did instead was turn away from any responsibility for the state of your city, for the young people who wander through it. You refused to take accountability, you refused to seek solutions. You became more of a tragedy than you claimed to be outraged by.

Dear Ferguson –  If you took just a portion of the rage you’ve used to burn your city, you could rebuild and renew, bringing peace. You can still change things. You have to change things.

Crystal R. Cook