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25 responses

  1. Dara Johnson

    Mary, I love your posts and eargerly look forward to them. However, I feel your recent turkey post is insensitive. Sexual abuse is a serious issue.

    November 21, 2018 at 7:52 am

    • Maria

      You just didn’t get it…hope you have an enlighted Thanksgiving Dara and lighten up. Love the turkey photo.

      November 21, 2018 at 11:06 am

    • Irene Peloquin

      I love Mary’s posts, too. The caption is puzzling and, I trust, a misunderstanding. ❤

      November 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

  2. Alice Pratt

    And the winner is?! Love that photo (remember it from last year)…Mary: enjoy your Thanksgiving with Sadie, Otis, Lily Piper and Greta!

    November 21, 2018 at 7:56 am

  3. judilindsey

    Hi Mary,

    What a perfect photo for Thanksgiving.

    Thank you!



    November 21, 2018 at 7:58 am

  4. Nathan Hall

    Great picture, but it isn’t clear why you are referring to the “#MeToo” Era. Sexual assault isn’t something that should be made fun, neither is the movement helping people to speak up about their experiences.

    November 21, 2018 at 8:02 am

  5. Sandy DeRosa

    So funny! And what a great photo of the confused hen trying to choose her mate! So cute! We have to be able to laugh…..

    November 21, 2018 at 8:17 am

  6. Sally

    Lovely photo of turkeys but please spare us the #metoo filth,

    November 21, 2018 at 8:17 am

  7. Marilyn

    My thought:, that’s the way it is in the world of many wild creatures. She is courted, and she gets to acquiesce – or not! It gave me a chuckle.
    Humans are much more complicasted.

    November 21, 2018 at 8:18 am

  8. Great photo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, as well, and thank you for brightening my inbox every morning.

    November 21, 2018 at 8:31 am

  9. Henry Holland

    Great picture Mary. Krystal loved it😀 Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    November 21, 2018 at 8:36 am

  10. Nora

    This beautiful photo is in no way offensive to the sexual abuse survivors in this quarter! In fact it is empowering. Agency! We who know turkeys are grateful not to see another joke about killing turkeys like everywhere else in this culture.

    November 21, 2018 at 8:38 am

    • Leah

      Well, said, Nora. And thank you, Mary, for our first laugh of the day.

      November 21, 2018 at 9:24 am

  11. Barbara Barry

    Love the Photo – so fun and appropriate! Happy Thanksgiving! BB

    November 21, 2018 at 9:44 am

  12. Gave me a chuckle! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to all! 🦃

    November 21, 2018 at 9:44 am

  13. Donna Ward

    Love the photo! No worries about the mistaken ‘me too’ reference. As a rape survivor, the comment which referenced ‘me too’ as filth is offensive and heartbreaking to me.

    November 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

    • Irene Peloquin

      I’m with you on both points. Mary meant no harm and the “filth” comment is repulsive. Stay strong.

      November 21, 2018 at 11:41 am

  14. Mary Sterling

    I thank you for what your work gives me!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

  15. Sandy

    Happy Thanksgiving Mary and to your family also. Not offended by the turkey post!!!

    November 21, 2018 at 10:55 am

  16. Kathie Coburn

    happy thanksgiving
    I’m sorry about the negative post from someone
    you are a very strong positive role model for females
    keep up the good work

    November 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

  17. viola

    Extraordinary picture! Imagine the patience it took to get that shot.

    I find many things to be grateful for. Mary, you and the sharing of your knowledge and picture-taking ability are important ones. Thank you many times over.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Sadie, Otis and Lily, and Greta. Blessings!

    November 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm

  18. Bill on the hill

    …I wish I was born a turkey! LOL… 🙂

    November 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm

  19. Girl power! 😉

    November 21, 2018 at 5:26 pm

  20. Sandy Gmur

    Love this! Happy Thanksgiving to you to Mary!

    November 24, 2018 at 7:37 am

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