Happy Thanksgiving! Whether it be family, food, or football, all these activities are synonymous with this festive holiday, coyly nicknamed “Turkey Day”. This fun moniker really makes one think how much do we really know about turkeys? Fear not, because we have procured some terrific turkey facts:
Ben Franklin Adored Turkeys – One of our founding fathers was quite the fan of our feathered friends. In a letter to his daughter, he expresses his desire for the turkey to represent the nation instead of the bald eagle.
Wild Turkeys Can Fly – These wild birds are able to reach speeds up to 55 mph. The reason this is not so
widely known is because many people associate turkeys with the domesticated kind which weigh too much to fly.
They Have Periscopic Vision – By having eyes on the side of its head, a turkey can see much more than what is in front of it. In the wild, this trait is a means of survival. By rotating its head, a turkey can see up to 360 degrees.
They Blush – I guess we are not so different after all. When a turkey is excited, scared, or nervous, the skin on the head and neck can change to a red, white or blue. Anyone who has been late to a meeting or split ketchup on your pants can relate to these gobbled buzzards.
Turkeys Have Stones in Their Stomach – Don’t worry about pulling out any boulders in your stuffing this Thanksgiving. These tiny stones are located in the gizzard and are useful for the turkey’s digestion process since it does not have any teeth to break down food.
No matter if your plans are poultry related or not, Thanksgiving is always a great time for family and friends. Make sure that all your relatives have a feeling of ease and safety while being in your home. Call one of our agents and learn how it is so easy to be covered. Call Encharter and learn more about the benefits of NJ Home Insurance today!-->
As we talked about in last week’s My Family is Staying with me for the Holidays…Now What? Blog, the holidays can be a stressful time , especially if you’re housing out of town guests. From the potential accidents we talked about with a house full of family and the stress of the holidays… What are your other concerns? When it comes to your insurance coverage, we’re here to help eliminate some of your worries this holiday season.
A lot of people worry about their Connecticut car insurance when they have house guests. There you are hard at work in the kitchen and then you realize you’ve forgotten an important ingredient! You’re still in your pajamas and have lots more cooking to do so one of your house guests offers to go to the grocery store. If they wants to attempt the crazy of a grocery store that close to turkey time who are you to stop them? There may be one thing stopping you: what would happen if they were to get into an accident in your car?
As a temporary guest, he or she would be covered driving your car under your car insurance. Hopefully, that guest would also have insurance of their own. If that guest were to get into an accident your insurance will cover your car, but if you don’t have enough their insurance could serve as “back up”. Unfortunately, if your car insurance wasn’t enough and they didn’t have their own insurance they could come after you because it was your car. The good news is that the surcharge for the accident will follow the driver, not the car.
Given all of that information the choice is yours come Thanksgiving Day whether or not to hand over the keys. If you have any more concerns about your Connecticut Insurance this holiday season, call our agents at 888-754-8299! We’re here to do our part in helping you have a safe holiday!-->