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I know the fears, especially #3 That everything will turn out okay, especially the bird!. I usually make really good pies, especially pumpkin. So last year I was asked to make some pies for a large Thanksgiving gathering. I thought, "Oh Well, this will be my job for Thanksgiving for the next 30 years." The pies were made from pumpkins that I grew, I had made several pies from them earlier in the fall and they were excellent, but when I cooked the pumpkin the night before thanksgiving and made the pies on Thanksgiving morning they were terrible, the worst pies I ever made. They had a strange color, a strange texture, and a strange taste. I don't know what went wrong but they were, as my daughter says, "Yucky". This was quite embarassing after my wife had been praising my pies to everyone. However, I thought, at least this would get me out of the Thanksgiving pie business.

It didn't work. Yesterday I found out that I am expected to make some pies again this year.

So Tony, I guess you don't have to worry that the turkey will turn out okay, you will be expected to do it again next year regardless of the outcome.

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