Wrestling the Turkey

I was in Target last weekend and stunned by how much of the store was devoted to Christmas, a small section to reduced Halloween stuff, and only a tiny little endshelf to Thanksgiving.

To me, that’s sad!

When we lived in Hong Kong, I developed a passion for Thanksgiving. It is such uniquely American event, with its own smell and feel different than any other holiday. It wasn’t celebrated in HK, for obvious reasons. The kids had school, husbands had work. I missed Thanksgiving and made myself a promise to forever host this special holiday. I love that all-day turkey roasting smell, and sitting down to a traditional dinner surrounded by faces I love. Thanksgiving is a moment in time to remember to stop, give thanks to the Giver, and celebrate family and friends.

So here’s to kicking off the Thanksgiving season!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh, I'm still laughing at the you-tube flick.

    On a more serious side, HK was quite different when it came to Thanksgiving.

    Hope you have a blessed one.


  2. Lynn says:

    This video is a crack-up. It left out my favorite part of the turkey experience, though — when you've already stuffed it and are stabbing it shut with 16-inch long metal skewers. Or is that only me?!