Past Imperfect – #468

UNITED STATES - Circa 1950s: Boy & Girl Smiling At The Platter With A Roast Turkey On It At The Dining Room Table The Boy Is Wearing A Shirt Tie & Check Jacket The Girl A Jumper Set. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Little Sally: “Are we really supposed to eat that? It looks like roadkill.”

Little Billy: “I know it’s not pretty. But it’s only a month until Christmas and you know what that means.”

Little Sally: “That there will be another one of these dead birds on the table?”

Little Billy: “Well, yes. But it also means that we have to be perfect little angels for the next four weeks or the presents under the tree will be a cesspool of disappointment. So suck it up, keep smiling and eat whatever they give you.”

Little Sally: “Got it.”

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