Reprise: Thanksgiving Los Angeles Style

1934, turkey shoot at the Elysian Park Police Academy — that’s the first image. The second image was taken at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. — as chefs prepared Thanksgiving dinner.

I remember once when my family was living overseas scoring a turkey (which was hard to come by) and when we plopped it on the table to prepare – it was half covered with feathers. Turkey feathers are murder to remove. My mother handed me her eyebrow tweezers and I was at it for HOURS.

Happy Thanksgiving, near and far!


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  1. November 21, 2012

    Visiting in-laws in Portland for us. Happy Thanksgiving, Vickie.

    • November 21, 2012

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family – I hope this means you don’t have to wrestle with the turkey 😉 That’s one nice thing about going home for the holidays. Travel safe and hugs from here.

  2. November 21, 2012

    Don’t they still do that in certain parts of the U.S.? 😉 That woman third from the right looks pretty serious. I’m going to my big sis’ place. She’s the gourmet foodie in the family, we could eat Spaghetti O’s and it would be wonderful.

    • November 21, 2012

      Oh yes, up in the Sierra’s it’s a good time to wear an orange vest! I dream of spaghetti this time of year…

  3. November 21, 2012

    Who needs Valium when you have a gun!

    • November 21, 2012

      Funny you should say that… Up at my brother’s ranch, if I get tense, he sends me outside with a 22 rifle and bag full of tin cans. It’s very calming!

  4. November 21, 2012

    I told you about the time I killed all the turkeys on Granny’s turkey farm …right?

    • November 21, 2012

      Chicken pox or the measles?

  5. November 23, 2013

    Will just be thankful that you are all enjoying Thanksgiving.

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