Well let me tell you a Thanksgiving Tale that would rival "Alice's Restaurant".
I had the plan to bake everything the day before Turkey Day and then make the spinach bake that morning. The plan worked perfectly. The pies and cheesecake were beautiful the spinach bake smelled wonderful.
I needed to take out a bag of trash so I grabbed the cherry pie too and headed for the car and the garbage bin. I stepped onto my front porch and then to the top of the steps when....
I accidentally stepped on the corner of the trash bag, which caused my foot to slip off the step and down VERY QUICKLY to the next step, compressing my left leg and ankle and knee and hip. The forward momentum of my graceful slip caused me to launch horizontally off the porch and down the 5 feet onto the concrete sidewalk below.
Landing forehead first and then chest second knocking me OUT COLD!
my neighbor saw the whole thing, and dialed 9-1-1. From that point I have NO IDEA what happened. I woke up in the hospital with a air mask and in the ICU.
I spent all Turkey Day in LALA Land, and have NO recollection of the day. I spent the next 3 days in the hospital I was moved from ICU on Friday, but was still showing signs of concussion and breathing problems. Spent the days trying to gather my strength and start to walk again on my VERY SORE left leg.
So here is the rest of the story (as told to me last night by my neighbor) I saw you slip off the porch and launch horizontally and heavily land on the sidewalk. I called 9-1-1 when you didnt move upon landing. I ran over and you were out cold, I shook your shoulder and you moaned and tried to turn over, I didnt want you too move, and told you the ambulance was on the way. A cop showed up and then another and then another... Damn you sure know a lot of the officers around here. The ambulance got here and they all knew you and pleaded with you NOT TO MOVE anymore. They got you loaded up on the backboard and then into the ambulance. Oh by the way do you want your pie dish back it landed about 60 feet from where you landed. It is in about 6 pieces but you can probably glue it back to gether. :-(
I called my friend who was the EMT on call that day he said you were in and out on the trip to the Hospital, but all at once you said hey somebody turn that damn siren off.
Glenda said I went to ER, they did a CT scan, MRI, XRays and many other tests.
I had a moderately severe concussion, fractured 5th rib (left side), bruised lungs, hyper extended left knee, sprained ankle, and SORE hip and a broken Polish pottery pie dish (family heirloom). I missed Turkey day and the next 3 days all to gether, Glenda did tell me that the evening meal at the hospital was turkey breast gravy, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.
I have NO memory of Turkey day, but on the good side I have LOTS of desserts to eat. my BIL said he missed us at his meal, but understood, and invited us to a bonfire on December 8th, which would have been Justin's 24th Birthday.
So Turkey 2012 will be a memorable one for everyone but me, I still cant remember a damn thing.