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    Feast de Resistance

    Hi Fellow LitNetters! When I checked in much earlier today, I saw a message on top of the screen page asking me to post something. I thought of two items, a ditty and a story, which would have been appropriate this past weekend, but any way you look at 'em, they're not exactly "fresh," having been posted here way back in ought Seven, a whole decade ago! But here you go:


    Feast de Resistance

    by Aunt Shecky

    Working the holiday, the librarian kept on living
    by ordering a 1-800-TAKEOUT Thanksgiving.
    Verily, folios and festivity ne'er mix well:
    Slipping on a magazine, she – and the food – fell.
    Farewell all things chewy!
    Adieu, alas the wine!
    For she took out a whole shelf of Dewey:
    800 through 899.

    Though featherless and roasted, the bird went flyin'
    through the spines of two Brownings and one Byron.
    All Conrad's tales of the British navy
    sailed on a sea of giblet gray.
    The Roman Empire's down for the count: put a bib on!
    Dribble, dribble, Mr. Gibbon.
    John Ruskin? Full of stuffin'.
    Hard to tell the sweet potato from the yam
    from the orange globs spotting pages of Lamb.
    A creamed (in more ways than one) onion
    stemmed the progress of pilgrim Bunyan.
    John Ashberry? Bogged down with cranberry.
    And Dylan Thomas is again on the sauce.
    Forget pie. All the pumpkin's on the Frost!



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    A glorious mess, Missed your Thanksgiving post this year, Aunt Shecky. IŽll never forget that story where a housewife is busy preparing the thanksgiving turkey, while the kitchen is being cut in two.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Loved your fun rendition of Thanksgiving, ha ha!
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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    Thank you, Kiz Paws, and thank you Danik

    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    A glorious mess, Missed your Thanksgiving post this year, Aunt Shecky. IŽll never forget that story where a housewife is busy preparing the thanksgiving turkey, while the kitchen is being cut in two.
    That would be this one

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    Probably, yes. But my memory tells me the story ends with the kitchen being halved.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    I liked this line: "Dylan Thomas is again on the sauce"

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    Brilliant Auntie. High brow meets slapstick. Joy to read. Hope you are back x

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    loved it, punchy fun

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    what a feast, indeed! and what a feast to see you here – been a while :-)
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    Thank you, my dear fellow NitLetters

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