Hey Bloomer-ites,

“What key has legs and can’t open a door?” “A turkey.”

“What’s a turkey’s favorite Thanksgiving food?” “Nothing—it’s already stuffed.”

Okay, okay, just one more:

“What do you call a running turkey?” “Fast food.”

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Bloomer Broadband wishes you a day full of good food, loved ones, and lots of gratitude.

As a reminder, our office will be closed on Thursday, Nov 25, and Friday, Nov 26, so that all our hard-working employees can spend the day just like the turkey: getting absolutely stuffed! If you need to contact us for any reason, please call 715-568-4830 and our after-hours team will be happy to assist.

We took a poll of Bloomer Broadband employee’s favorite Thanksgiving pies and the results are in . . . we couldn’t agree. We love ALL the pies — but here’s our list of favorites.

  • Kent: Apple Pie with Grandma Emma’s Never Fail Pie Crust recipe.
  • Travis: Pumpkin Pie
  • Shelly: Betty Crocker’s Pecan Pie, warmed up, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  • Darren:  Blueberry Pie
  • Robyn:  Grandma Boos’ homemade Pumpkin Pie is my favorite! Top it off with ice cream.
  • Ben:  My aunt makes an awesome homemade Key-Lime Pie that is my favorite!
  • Rhonda:  Both her mom’s and mother’s-in-law (Robyn’s Grandma Boos from above) Pumpkin Pies!


Grandma Emma’s Never Fail Pie Crust recipe:
2 ½ cups Flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup lard (yes lard, trust me on this one!)
  • Cut the lard into the flour & salt mixture until crumbly
Next, add to the flour crumble:
¼ cup cold water
1 beaten egg
1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • Mix to form a ball
  • Roll out on a floured surface
Makes enough crust for a bottom, top and 3 or 4 small or as my mother used to make, butter & brown sugar pie-pockets.


Our recommendation? You should probably just make all five kinds this Thanksgiving (and maybe drop off a slice or two for us).

And because you asked for it, not because it brings us any joy at all . . .

“What instrument does a turkey play?” “The drumsticks!”

Ba dum chhh. Thank you and good night.


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