Never let it be said that turkey notes are getting untied. They’re still silly fun and keep on gobbling.
Some turkey notes are going mod and metro:
Turkey loves to rap
He never does it wrong
He jumps up on the table
And sings a hip hop song.
Turkey is very cool
And very, very smart
He jumped right out
of the grocery cart.
TRADITIONALLY, some rhyme with colors:
On Thursday I leave town.
I like turkey on my plate
Not with my lemon Jell-O.
In all the years that I cheered turkey notes, I have claimed they were indigenous to Davenport. Dianne Lannen of Davenport begs to differ. “I have been making turkey notes since I was about 9. My mom was born in Berlin, Germany, and she always made turkey notes.” (I never knew they had Thanksgiving in Germany.)
Some turkey notes are old standbys, like Leonard Geifman’s favorite:
I can’t believe
You ate the whole darned thing.
“For the third year in a row, Good2Go will put turkey notes with all our deliveries,” says Lisa Lewis Garman, owner of the Davenport service that delivers meals from restaurants to Quad-Citizens. “We expect to write 250 turkey notes this year. We’re proud to join you in keeping a silly and sweet Davenport tradition alive — my grandma would be very pleased to know it’s not been forgotten.”
Kathy Nagle, Davenport, says when her husband had his hip replaced, a niece sent him a turkey note:
Here’s hoping you can
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Move your hips.
A few more from this year’s basket of turkey notes:
Gimme more turkey,
gimme more pie,
I’m not on a diet,
that’s no lie.
Nothing but bones,
by tomorrow night.
Eat beef tonight.
Contact Bill Wundram at 563-383-2249 or email@example.com.