Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?
Have you ever wondered why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving? The answer is not so simple! Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, and many others helped make turkey the star of Thanksgiving dinner. I’m thrilled to announce that I have written a children’s book called Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving? And my grandmother, Marlene Turner, did the fabulous illustrations for it! Back Story Many years ago, Marlene Turner (my Grandmother) painted “Hurkey the Turkey" to serve as a Thanksgiving decoration. Little did she know how much her family would love the painting. In fact, I love it so much that I said I would write a book about Thanksgiving if Gram would illustrate it with drawings of Hurkey. At the age of 86, Turner drew the illustrations you see in the book to go along with my story. No Kid Hungry Grandma and I decided to donate all profits from sales of the book — every cent! — to No Kid Hungry . This organization’s mission is to ensure that no child in America go