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Anyway, moving on to reality, here's an anecdote about a turkey since Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
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Often when I visit my mom-in-law, we talk about things that she remembers from her youth. At 76, she is still able to vividly recall the days when the kids were growing up. Her mind is not as sharp as it must have been 5 years ago but she can remember a lot of the happier and older stories.
The one about the turkey is her most recent recollection.
I don't know how we came to the topic of turkeys. Anyway, she mentioned to me that when Stephen was a little boy, he used to play in the neighbour's garden. He didn't know that she had a turkey at the back.
He was about 5 years old and when he saw that turkey and he had such a fright. He ran to his Aunt C and said that there was a Red Indian Chief at the back. Hilarious!!!
This almost forgotten memory made my mom-in-law laugh out loud. Seeing her enjoy this old story made me happy. More important is that, if not for our chatting, I would never have known this snippet from Stephen's childhood.