Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rudolph the Red Nosed Turkey..

Yes, it all started out with this....from Brian's Facebook site...


Seems Tessa (his darling girlfriend) was board in her ASU classes and, because all college students have laptops in class (where was this when I was scribbling notes on the insides of my wrists??), was able to "draw" him this picture..

Well, I saw it and loved it..seems she's taken to this whole "Thanksmas" thing with our family - this is her 2nd annual Thanksmas with us..and she fits in like she was always here...


So, they had plans to go to the mall while I was at work and look what they brought home from the Build-a-Bear? (should be called "Build-a-Anything"...)

Yeppers, Rudolph the Red Nosed Turkey!


If you squeeze his little wrist, it plays "Jingle Bell Rock".. he will definitely be back every year as our special guest...Well, especially after the sad passing of Sparten Farkles....
Did I not tell you that story??
Oh, well, go get another cuppa and let me tell you...
A couple of years ago we had another stuffed turkey (and I use that term lightly) visit us for Thanksmas...and we couldn't think of an appropriate name for him...
He hung around with us for several days..cute little buggar...
Then, while little Emily was making cards with some glitter Grammie had around, she spilled some on her little plastic chair, unbeknownst to her...
When she sat down, the glitter POOFED all over the back room...and I said, to no one in particular, "it looks like she's fartin' sparkles"...
Her Dad, Chris, got this look on his face...followed by a big 'ol smile and said...
"That's it! Sparten Farkles !!"
It took us all a minute to figure out what he was referring to - we thought he may have developed a case of Tourette's Syndrome..
And so it was...the little stuffed turkey, Sparten Farkles finally had a name...and went on to become a big star of stage & screen...or sailed to an uninhabited island...or won the lotto and moved to Tahiti...or is working at Chick Fillet...just went missing..
We'll never know..maybe the fame was too much for him. Let's just hope that Rudolph the Red Nosed Turkey will have a happier life...
(kinda makes it hard to enjoy that turkey dinner, huh? Oh well, we had...............PRIME RIB!!)
-me
Save a turkey...eat more beef....

5 comments:

Kathi said...

What cute stories. Love the little build a turkey! He's cute as ever.

Kathi

Brenda said...

Colleen this is the cutest thing I have seen. It will work perfect for your Thanksmas. I can't wait to see your family this year.

Betty said...

Sparten Farkles??? What a hoot! You always have the best times and the best stories with your family. Glad to know you enjoy them so much!! Love ya.

Neabear said...

Love the story of how the name Sparten Farkles came about!! Funny the memories families can have. Loved your post today. Thanks for the smiles!!

madrekarin said...

Oh my gosh. You just crack me up.
As for the glue- it is a bit softer than normal glue sticks (and therefore messy in my hands), sticks things together like a dream AND it smells like almonds. Yes, almond yumminess every time you glue things together! What could be better?
Now, I have to go glue something. ;)