Fact: TV dinners are a Thanksgiving-leftover invention. Well, sort of. In 1953, an overzealous Swanson employee overestimated the number of frozen turkeys the company should order for Thanksgiving—and the company was left with 260 tons of excess turkey after the holiday. But rather than eat the loss (financially, we mean), salesman Gerry Thomas came up with the brilliant idea to create pre-made turkey dinners served as re-heatable individual trays, just like airline meals. By the end of 1954, Swanson had sold 10 million frozen turkey meals, and the TV dinner industry was born.
Our colds are improving, but it sure puts a crimp in the giddy long! We got presentable about the time Domi came to clean the house. My job this morning is to visit our cook, Marie Calendar, and pick up the vittles for Thursday!
Juan, our car wash guy, came today and washed the cars, plus he took down Christmas from the attic.
By mid-afternoon, I was feeling pretty poorly. I took a COVID-19 test twice, and it tested positive! The kits were out of date, but about an hour later, I got the chills so bad I had to go under covers (lots of covers), and Mary called Urgent Care.
We went, and indeed, I have COVID. Where did I get it; I would like to know because I stay away from crowded places and people, so I am puzzled.
We called the gang, and Vicky will go to her sister’s house, Irene is going to stay away, Greg is going to stay home, and the Dudas are going, but I am staying in Robin’s Nest and not visiting anyone. Damn, we are going to have a lot of food to eat!!
Returning home, I hit the sack, and Dr. Mary ensured I was loaded with the proper meds; she is a fantastic lady!