Have you ever had the desire to call someone a turkey for some unwanted deed, or even a less than desirable personality? Well, as it was reported the other day on a radio news program, Benjamin Franklin himself, the famous kite flier, had a great idea of naming the turkey as our national bird instead of the inedible bald eagle.
For whatever reason, his attempt to convince Thomas Jefferson to make the turkey our national symbol fell on deaf ears. In his infinite wisdom that Franklin is most noted for, he then quickly named the male gobbler Tom after his good friend Thomas Jefferson. Now, we know the rest of the story when one refers to the male bird as a TOM TURKEY.
Talking about turkey, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, don't forget to prepare that bird properly so nobody gets sick during this holiday season. Here are a few things to watch out for: