Community Confessions

Turkey Day Disaster Stories from a Few South Dayton Locals

Name: Kasheen Swango

Residence: Centerville


"It was my first time making the turkey myself for the whole family. Our home had an extra kitchen on the lower level. After some time, a few of my guests said they smelled smoke. My family are such jokesters that I didn't think anything of it until I actually started smelling it, too. I flew down the stairs only to find the entire turkey was on fire!"

Name: Michael Taylor

Residence: Kettering


"We were talking at the table and noticed our dog had snuck away into the kitchen. I jumped up to find him up on the kitchen counter with his paws around the turkey pan, trying to figure out where to take his first bite. Thankfully, I got there just before he could do anything, and we still ate it. Needless to say, our pup didn’t get any extra treats that day!"

Name: Natasha Baker

Residence: Waynesville


"I make the Thanksgiving meal for my entire family. After prepping 2 gallons of apple cider, oranges and spices, I sealed my nearly 35-pound turkey to rest in its tasty bath. As I slid it into the refrigerator, the bag ripped, and out came the giant bird, brine and all! I salvaged what ingredients I had, and my family never knew that our fabulous turkey had been scraped off the floor!"

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