Thanksgiving Horror Stories!

On the show this morning we talked turkey.  Actually, turkeys that either didn't come out quite right (the frozen stiff, nuked, bathtub soaked variety) or what's been stuffed in the bird (cornbread, oyster, cracker, Sliders, and more).
Here are a couple of stories we got this morning from listeners.  First Beth –
One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed
something from the store. When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen, and inserted it into the turkey, and re-stuffed the turkey. She then placed the bird(s) back in the oven. When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing.  When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird. With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, "Patricia, you've cooked a pregnant bird!" At the reality of this horrifying news,  my sister started to cry. It took the family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!
And this one from Lisa –
My grandmother, grandfather, my grandmother’s 2 sisters and their husbands always came to our house every Thanksgiving and Christmas.  On Thanksgiving my mother, grandmother, and 2 great aunts would make oyster dressing.  They made sure they had extra oysters, always.  Now these oysters were in a can.  They had a box of regular saltine crackers.  They would take one of these grey slimy oysters out of the can and put in on a crack and they eat it.  It was the most disgusting thing ever.   Just picture all these women in the kitchen, cigarette in one hand highball in the other, and they only time they put the highball down was to eat a nasty oyster on a cracker.  YUK!
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Happy Thanksgiving!