In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a surprise!

Lia and Bill feeding the turkeys

Lia and Bill feeding the turkeys

OK, we’re loading the van, preparing for the Morristown Armory Antiques Show this coming weekend, when Lia (my wife) calls me in the office and says “You’ve got to come down right away and see this!”. So I go downstairs to the driveway and guess what? Lia and Bill (my employee) are feeding five wild turkeys. I’ve lived on Long Island for over 30 years and I’ve never even seen one wild turkey, let alone five, so imagine my surprise! Nassau County is on Long Island and doesn’t have many wild animals. I’ve seen rabbits, raccoons, fox, one owl, various small birds and once a very large bird — a blue heron, but no deer or other large mammals. What is the meaning of their timing? Were they offering themselves for Thanksgiving dinner? We made a lot of jokes, but there’s no way I could do it.

Hey, lady! Any more bread?

Hey, lady! Any more bread?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and actually be thankful for all of our blessings. At this time of year, let us be especially thankful to all of our brave young men and women in the military who are in harm’s way around the world. May they all come home safely and soon!

Please send me your suggestions or questions about art glass, lamps, Louis Icart, shows, auctions, etc. If it’s interesting, I’ll answer your question in a future blog entry.

Call or write and let me know what you would like to buy, sell, or trade. philchasen@gmail.com or 516-922-2090. And please visit my website. chasenantiques.com

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