Encore Performance: Turkey in the Straw

Here’s a rerun of last year’s musical offering for the Thanksgiving holiday, with an update on artist Michael Melle’s delightful “straw people” over in Lenox. 

Thanksgiving in the USA began in New England; and New England still sets the theme for Turkey Day’s landscape and music, as in Over the River and Through the Woods, to Grandmother’s House We Go:

We’re not expecting snow this year (thank goodness!) — but we are expecting to feast in company. Last year these straw people were spotted in Lenox going about their pre-Thanksgiving business, getting ready for visitors, as calm — and charming —as can be (a click will enlarge them for you):

These guys are clearing the path:

A cousin’s taking care of baby till the guests arrive:

Grandma’s knitting? Then who’s preparing the turkey?

Grandpa’s taking the dog for a walk, or maybe — the dog is taking Grandpa for a walk!

And in this year’s model, grandpa let go of the dog and is policing the area with the help of his grandkids:

Whatever your place in a family constellation — have a delicious Thanksgiving!

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2 Responses to Encore Performance: Turkey in the Straw

  1. Stef says:

    These straw people are terrific! So clever. (And realistic!)

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