[AMRadio] Re: [Boatanchors] Fw: Giving Thanks

Mike Sawyer w3slk at hughes.net
Fri Nov 23 13:53:17 EST 2007

Duane states:  Benjamin Franklin did 'not' seriously propose that the Turkey 
be the
 national bird instead of an Eagle. The truth is, Franklin hated the
 Eagle! The Turkey was his tongue in cheek way of saying so!

Well Duane,
    I beg to differ with you on that one. The one reason old Ben proposed 
the turkey over the eagle was that the turkey had all the colors of the 
flag. If you look at a wild Tom turkey, you will see that their 'wattle' (or 
turkey neck) is red, white and blue. Besides, the eagle was/is a scavanger 
of sorts. That made the turkey a little bit more patriotic than the eagle.

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