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The Great Maitland Turkey Farm
Flat Tire & the Great Dane
Bovine Midwifery
Troubadour Emeritus
Judgment & Experience
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Doctrines of Citizenship
Bean Creek Alphabet
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The Great Maitland Turkey Farm Massacre of Nineteen And Fifty-Three

Here's a song I wrote after having been grievously overserved by an apprentice bartender at Charley's Bar and Package Store in Maitland, Florida...I can discern by the effusion of enthusiasm here, that damn few of you have been to Charley's. Charley's is right across Red Bug Road from the Maitland Turkey Farm...Well...the most exciting thing that ever happened around the old turkey farm involved an ex-high school classmate of mine who pulled up adjacent to the crowded turkey pens at 5:00 a.m. on the eve of Thanksgiving Day, leaned out of the window of his rump-sprung Henry-J automobile, blew three shrill, authoritative blasts on a tin-plated police whistle, causing the somnolent and semi-comatose turkeys to rouse themselves, and perk their heads up periscope-wise to determine the source of the disturbance, whereupon our intrepid warrior leaned out of the window of his rusted chariot with an unplugged ten-gauge J.C. Higgins goose gun and slew two hundred and ninety-four birds...This became known thereafter as the Great Maitland Turkey Farm Massacre of '53.

Author: James Gamble Rogers IV

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