The 50th anniversary of the world’s largest barbecue — which was held in the Kueber stomping grounds of Aneta, North Dakota last weekend — was a blast. I came home with more than 1,000 photos, and am still making my way through them. So today, in this preview report, I’ll just say: It was indeed a Monumental event, as my cousin Timmy predicted. Word on the street was, the town actually had ordered 330 turkeys, but they were shorted some and ended up barbequing 295. And I have this on camera: They came close to running out, with only 10 turkeys left.  Bobby Smith (above) was taking tickets when I made it to the front of the all-you-can-eat line — and I assure you, I made a nice dent in one mighty delicious bird. I’ll dish up more from the bbq — and the family reunion and smalltown USA, too — this week.

  1. Sara in WA says:

    2600 ice cream bars and only 2000 meals served. Hmmm. Did you find a way to make off with 600 ice cream bars? I want one. Glad you had fun.

  2. Annie B. says:

    Welcome back, Pam! What did you bring me? (JUST kidding!!)

    How wonderful to (1) have a family reunion and (2) experience what must be on the top ten list of the hootiest events in the country. Can’t wait to see the photos.
    Did the turkey have a red sauce or was it pit cooked? Wish I had a plate right now!!

  3. Maureen says:

    Sounds like a riot! I have never had bbqed turkey!

    PS: My 1949 bungalow’s kitchen is finished & only needs final details (ie: curtains, etc). You can see it on my blog before the mess began with us moving in again!

    1. CindyD says:

      Maureen, you have a beautiful kitchen! You must be so happy to be back in it. It’s so nice and bright! Just curious – what type of flooring did you use?

  4. Jason says:

    900 POUNDS of BAKED BEANS!!!!!! You could launch the space sguttle with all that power! Sounds like it was a blast (Excuse the pun). I love turkey. YUM-MEEEE! Glad you had a great time, Pam and am glad you are home safe.

  5. Amy Hill says:

    Ben Franklin wanted to make the turkey be the national bird, but he was voted down in favor of the eagle. It may not be the national bird, but you just can’t get more All-American than a family reunion! Glad you had a good time, and it’s good to have you back!

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