A Chicken's History of America

| 7/10/2012 9:41:30 AM

Rosalind head shotOur farm was all alive and abuzz for Independence Day. The animals told us not to worry about entertainment and that they 'had it covered'. Not being entirely trusting we made ourselves food, just in case. We found out this was prudent of us, because none of us are particularly fond of chicken scratch or dried bugs. As we sat down to eat, our family was informed that Uffie (a chicken hen in case you don't remember) wished to make a speech. Since it was so amusing, I feel compelled to share it with everyone.

“ATT-HEN-TION! … I wish to begin the long awaited speech.” Uffie stated very matter-of-factly.

The crowd of animals gathered there who were contently munching on watermelon rinds, seemed to have some confusion about there being a speech as a part of the evenings proceedings. However, Uffie continued.

Chickens Gathered For Watermelon 

Chickens Eating Watermelon 

“As you all know, it is customary to give a speech about Tuppence Day, and this year I have been given the privilege to do so.”

Phillip Miller
7/21/2012 3:50:01 PM

(On behalf of Rosalind's Great Aunty Jennie in the United Kingdom): ......As an English chicken, I found your historically accurate explanation of Independence Day most informative. I live near a place called Boston in Lincolnshire from where that boat thing originally set sail. The chiefs in Boston didn't like the Pure Tan chickens very much so they locked them up for a while in the Guildhall jail which is very small and has no windows. Sorry, have to go: Aunty Jennie has arrived with the corn bucket...

7/11/2012 5:50:59 PM

Rosalind, thanks for the chicken rendition of the 4th of July celebration. I'm guessing the Uffie intentionally left out the part of President Hoover's promise in 1928 of a chicken in every pot. It wasn't very kindly for the chickens. Another great story. Have a great day telling stories.