Little does that ribbon-wrapped turkey know that Gov. J. Millard Tawes’ wife, Maryland first lady Helen Avalynne Tawes, was the author of a successful cookbook, “My Favorite Maryland Recipes.” Otherwise it wouldn’t be so patiently standing in the governor’s office. In this 1959 scene, the Maryland Turkey Producers Association presents the governor with a 38-pound gobbler, which no doubt was bound for the Tawes family dinner table on Christmas Day. MORE VINTAGE HOLIDAY PHOTOS FROM SUN PHOTOGRAPHERS: darkroom.baltimoresun.com
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  • baltimoresunLittle does that ribbon-wrapped turkey know that Gov. J. Millard Tawes’ wife, Maryland first lady Helen Avalynne Tawes, was the author of a successful cookbook, “My Favorite Maryland Recipes.” Otherwise it wouldn’t be so patiently standing in the governor’s office. In this 1959 scene, the Maryland Turkey Producers Association presents the governor with a 38-pound gobbler, which no doubt was bound for the Tawes family dinner table on Christmas Day. MORE VINTAGE HOLIDAY PHOTOS FROM SUN PHOTOGRAPHERS: darkroom.baltimoresun.com

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