This week on Sepia Saturday,
the prompt picture would have us look at some dead poultry...
But I'm no chicken and will face this challenge head on!!
I know my maternal grandparents raised chickens but I have no pics of that.
I actually have none at all!!
But I found something in the McCord's archives,
not in Montreal but close enough.
Nice, healthy, living chickens!!!
These people looked pretty proud here of their flock.
You know when you enter a word in a search box
and you don't quite get what you were expecting?!?...
I entered "chicken" and pressed "go"!!
The drawing above was part of the results.
I still can't figure out why!!
It is of a Grand Ball in Montreal in 1860.
Maybe they did the "chicken dance"?!?
The guest of honor was none other the one that would become 41 years later,
more commonly known back in those days as HRR the Prince of Wales,
or Bertie if you prefer.
I did mention him here before.
He was on a visit to Canada and made a stop at Montreal for a few celebrations and inaugurations.
Royals are good at that,
The Prince of Wales Terrace had been built in his honor,
seen here in 1860,
presenting a limestone facade in the Classical Greek style,
on McTavish Street
and to become a prestigious address.
While these houses lasted longer than Edward's reign,
they nonetheless met with the wrecking ball eventually 
as what remained by then of the structure was replaced
by a new pavilion of the McGill University campus,
Time to return to the flock at
for more fun!!
I made a fine turkey with almonds and apricots and cranberries
but I don't have a picture to show for.
All I have is a picture of a window I made for Xmas time back in the early 1990s
of a Xmas dinner waiting for someone to come home.
The turkey was made of rubber...
So I can safely say that
no poultry was harmed in the making of this post!!!
And why not leave you with a little song and dance before you go...
It's no time to chicken out now!!!