SUNDAY, November 20 at 2:00 pm


Burns and Allen: "Gracie Buys a Live Turkey"

Originally broadcast: November 17, 1942

Life With Luigi: "The Thanksgiving Dinner"

Originally broadcast: November 20, 1951

PLUS: A special Anniversary celebration with The Bickersons

What are you thankful for?
I mean TRULY thankful.Might you be thankful that you have a wonderful family and friends? Perhaps that you have a wonderful pet that's part of the family? Certainly that's what George Burns and Gracie Allen feel as they celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, Gracie discovers she can show thanks to the troops fighting overseas by saving ration points and buying a live turkey instead. And it all seems like a great plan until the turkey meets George... and their pet duck, Herman.
Then there's Luigi Basco. He's so happy to be in this great country that he turns down invitations to be with his friends because he wants to invite all of America over to dinner to thank them. Well, of course his friends all laugh at him, and it's even worse when everyone he invites has other plans. What is a sweet little Italian to do?
And lastly, we look in on the Bickersons as they "celebrate" their wedding anniversary. It might not be clear if they are thankful for all the things they have, considering how much they yell at each other, but when a mink coat comes into the conversation, will that make things worse?
The answers to these questions and more will be revealed when we present these shows on Sunday, November 20 at the Oak Park Arms. The show starts at 2:00 and is free for all and fun for the whole family.
We'd be oh so thankful if you came, and you'll be thankful you did.

Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Presents…

Gobble Up Thankssgiving

All performances at:

The Oak Park Arms
408 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL

Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear is a radio troupe comprised of professional actors and voice-over artists and has been providing top-notch entertainment to Oak Park Arms residents and the near by community for 14 years.


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