It's That Time Of Year; Time To Give Thanks! (Page One)
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We are off to Old Ranch Country Club for Thanksgiving and we will be joined by several "empty nesters", those with no immediate or local families or those whose families are busy celebrating on their own! This year we have Irene, Greg, David, Bob, Robin, Nick, Nita, and us!
Some of our "regulars" had other plans. We will miss Marianne & Craig, Lisa & Pete, Brian & Jan, Conrad, and Bernie. Life must go on!
We witnessed the "Battle Of The Century" between Mr. "T" and Bob "Drumstick" Duda The Turkey Tamer... An epic battle of skill and wit. You must proceed to find our who won!
We then dropped by Joe and Amy's home (our son) to visit them and of course, Amy's wonderful parents, and family.
Did You Know? - The turkeys pardoned by the President go on to do some pretty cool things. President George H.W. Bush pardoned the first turkey in 1989, and it's a tradition that persists today. But what happens to the lucky bird that doesn't get served with a side of mashed potatoes? In 2005 and 2009, the
turkeys were sent to Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks to serve as grand marshal in their annual Thanksgiving parades. And from 2010 to 2013, they vacationed at Washington's Mount Vernon state. Not bad!
First Things First....
We always watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and this year it is no different. We recorded both CBS and NBC and then pick the one with the best coverage.
Did You Know? - The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the world's largest parade, is presented by the U.S.-based department store chain Macy's.
The tradition started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than the Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade).
The three-hour Macy's event is held in Manhattan starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
Old Ranch is our home away from home! We are only 2 miles from the clubhouse so going there is "no biggie". Today they will have a feast plus we will get to carve our own turkey that they bring to the table! The head carver today is Bob Duda who will demonstrate that carving a turkey is the same as a chicken, only bigger!. We are looking forward to lots of teasing and many pictures!
We went "next door" at Old Ranch when we were done to visit the Cathey's. Great time to visit and catch up plus see how the grandkids are doing!