Skip to comments.What Will Your Wishbone Wish Be?
Posted on 11/27/2019 5:22:03 PM PST by blueunicorn6
One of my favorite family traditions on Thanksgiving is the morning Crap Game. No....wait....thats Halloween. On Thanksgiving we break the bones of the old bird. Grandma cant be with us this year as shes in India hunting tigers or something, so well probably just break Uncle Steves little finger instead.
Well break his index finger.
No. We will pull apart the turkeys wishbone.
I am told that this tradition originated with the Romans. They would sit around trying to guess what was under each others togas. Contrary to current thought, there were only two choices......a sword or a turkey.
Well, while putting a turkey in your toga was loads of fun, the game could get old pretty quick. I mean, once youve shown everyone your turkey, you cant just tuck it back into your toga and hope that nobody notices or remembers.
And those Romans had good memories.
Remember the ides Of March! They would tell each other.
Or maybe it was Remember the Avis Car!.
I cant remember. I guess I wouldnt make a very good Roman. But I bet Id be a dang good gladiator. Id have a fish net and that long pokey thing. Id be fighting some big guy and Id pull a flounder out of my fish net and whap him across the face with the flounder. And then Id give him a jab with that pokey thing. What do they call those three pronged things? Dentyne?
But I digress.
Pulling the wishbone.
We take the wishbone and the oldest person grabs one end and the youngest person takes the other end. Then, they both make wishes. Usually they wish that the other person hasnt filled their pants, but sometimes you get some odd wishes.
One year, my sister wished to meet a nice doctor, and wouldnt you know it, she got a bad case of diarrhea. I know what youre thinking. What a crappy way to meet a doctor.
So the two people pull on the wishbone until it cracks. Whoever has the largest piece of bone gets their wish.
I feel that people shouldnt just be pulling wishes out of the air. Thats how the Democrats come up with policy.
Wishes should be thought out. You should be prepared before you grab that wishbone. So, in preparation, I have started this thread where you can post your Thanksgiving Wishbone Wish.
And dont be wishing for Marie Osmond because that Wish has already been taken.
The things I would wish for would kill me in a month :)
I told you Marie Osmond is taken.
At my age, I would simply wish for a boner.
Considering I just finished dis-emboweled the bird that the wishbone belonged to, I fail to see what luck it can bring
Pass the freaking gravy!
The gift that keeps on giving.
Well, dont try going through the door sideways.
That all of the Trolls who have moved in here on FR will disappear immediately
We did the pinkie pull all our lives. As a kid I wished for things like a puppy for
Christmas. Plus, I figured out which half of the wishbone would be longest due to its natural structure.
This year, my daughter is taking me out to the best restaurant in town for a fabulous and pricey Thanksgiving Buffet. Appetizers, desserts, side dishes galore. Turkey and Roast Beef, lots of stuffing choices. Probably not a wishbone in sight.
Its all a matter of how you look at things.
I guess youre lucky we dont eat elephants on Thanksgiving.
Here it is Christmas and I still dont have all the giblets out.
Trump in 2020!
Me too! LOL!
Don’t know what I’d do with it though.
So you used your PhD in Turkey Anatomy to know which side would be the longest.
Well played, sir. Well played.
Remind me to never bet against you at the turkey races.
A new job.
You aint the turkey. Thats quite a lot to be thankful for.
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