Thanksgiving on First East – Team Bemis makes hand turkeys!! by Lulu L. '09
(For justice and the greater common good.)
My first installment of The Adventures of Team Bemis:
Some extremely attractive and well-mannered members of Team Bemis spent Saturday night a couple of weeks ago putting their creative minds to use designing and implementing capable lovable hand turkeys. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the steps involved in making a hand turkey are as follows:
1.) Stock up on supplies (construction paper, glitter, glue, markers, finger-paints… “Are you a kindergarten teacher?” asks the sales clerk. “No,” says Kelly. “They’re for my friends at… uh…nevermind”).
2.) Gather friends and followers.
3.) Trace the outline of your hand (preferably the hand you do not use to trace with) on construction paper.
4.) Cut along the lines.
5.) Repeat. Or not. Whatever.
This is us making hand turkeys:
Kelly (09) demonstrates step one in purple:
Louis (07) can do it without looking:
Happy Jonathan (07) and Mary (our GRT):
Something is not right with this picture:
All done, we put our names on our turkeys and they sat proudly on our doors, perched in greeting of the coming holiday. You can tell a lot about someone’s personality by the hand turkeys they create.
Try it yourself!
But what’s thanksgiving without a feast? The denizens of First East (East Campus) held our annual hall thanksgiving this past Sunday (before everyone left) complete with a big delicious dinner we all sat down to eat like a big ol’ happy family. Our lovely and gracious host this year was Kelly (09) who gave commands and oversaw the operations in the kitchen all day. The preparations moved along like a well-oiled machine under her stern but gentle leadership and for the first time (ever?) dinner was served on time (6 o’clock sharp!).
Scenes from the kitchen. The lighting was dim and people were stepping on me so these pictures are kinda bad. No matter:
Janet (07) mashing potatoes like a champ:
Helen (07) doing something with asparagus:
Yeah, there were more but they were REALLY bad. Oh by the way every hall in East Campus has a kitchen. Because we do not have a dining hall. By the end of this entry you won’t want a dining hall either ;-)
I stayed out of the way for the most part (I blister easily) except to run errands and pass supplies around. Things sure were festive!
Everyone gathered ’round with their spoons and forks for the food unveiling.
Mike (08) is excited about Thanksgiving:
First round of food (special thanks to the turkeys who gave their lives Betsy and Gobblin’ Tom):
The hostess steps out to greet her guests:
Louis (07) can carve turkeys with his pecs but out of modesty he used a knife this time:
Pattie (08) and Quentin (10) are very serious about Thanksgiving. Clockwise from top-left to bottom-left: mashed potatoes, stuffing, stuffed peppers, more stuffing with bacon, green bean casserole.
Some point during the meal faces appeared at the window. Which would have been pretty creepy if they weren’t so darn happy. They were invited to our party.
And even dessert!
All in all, it was a happy day
(this is Holly (07) and Louis):
(this is Paul (09) Katie (06) and Jonathan)
Then we all locked ourselves in our rooms indefinitely to study for our tests in EVERY CLASS! Yay! The end! Hope ya had a nice Thanksgiving! If not, there’s always next year :)