Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot

Thanksgiving was approaching,
everyone was getting ready,
Barney Fife had his pistol loaded,
just to keep the crowd all steady.
It was a week before Thanksgiving,
the air was cold outisde,
the crowd slowly gathered in the courthouse,
they all had turkey on their minds.
First came Howard, then Otis,
then Goober, then Floyd,
Emmett & Sam Jones,
then Brisco & the boys.
There was Clara & Aunt Bee
& little Opie too,
Helen & Millie & sweet
Thelma Lou.
The time then came
& out the door they went,
to get there turkeys
for this holiday event.
When they all got to Foleys,
everyone came to a stop,
who would be first to enter
this quaint little shop?
Howard stepped forward,
then one by one they took turns,
still with turkey on their minds,
hungry for some good bird.
Thanksgiving finally came
& from all over town,
the smell of turkey was in the air,
& joy & laughter did abound.
So what happened that day at Foleys?
I’m sure you’ve guessed it by now,
he sold turkey after turkey,
to everyone in that town.
And when the meal was over,
some collective words were heard,
it was, ” Shoot that turkey was good,
how we love to eat that bird.”
So know you’ve heard the story,
of The Great Mayberry Turkey Shoot,
it happens every year,
life in this little town is just hoot.
Happy Thanksgiving to one & all,
from Andy & his friends,
we all love this TV show,
may the reruns never end.
Written by Dave Millard ” A Dollar & A Quarter ” Club
New Phila, Ohio
From the upcoming 2005 edition of “A Tribute to Mayberry — The Mayberry Poem”. If you would like to submit a poem about Mayberry, please send it to: MayberryPoem@ChristianActivities.com

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