I didn't know the majority of the people that were there, but I make friends fairly fast and they were all delightful. I did get to see Victor's younger sister, Carmen, who I haven't seen in years. Additionally, there were a few cute happenings which were funny.
One of the women there was pregnant and she is due in a week. She walked over to the bar that separates the kitchen from the family room and she actually lifted her belly and casually put it on the bar. I didn't believe my eyes and couldn't help but laugh. She laughed as well and quipped, "I know it looks funny but it takes a load off of my back." I could only imagine....
Finally, after the delicious dinner, the husband of the pregnant woman was sitting in the recliner, holding his small puppy of about twelve weeks. As I was chatting with Victor, I turned to look towards the man and the puppy and they had both fallen asleep in the recliner. You know me.....I couldn't pass up the chance to take a picture.
It was a fine Thanksgiving dinner indeed and I had a lot of fun. My thanks to Victor and Karen for all of their hard work and preparations. My hopes are that all of my pals and readers had a great Thanksgiving and now it's on to the Christmas holidays and parties.
The News As I See It: Today is Black Friday or as the politically correct might say, African American Friday. I appreciate the fact that people. especially the ladies enjoy this event very much. I'm aware of the fact that one can find some great sales and that it also helps the people of lesser means with their Christmas shopping. That said, those that camp out at the stores the night before the sale and rush through the doors like stampeding cattle have a few loose screws!
Nancy Pelosi will no longer be able to use government jets once this Congressional lame duck session is over. This means she'll have to fly the public airlines like the rest of us. I wonder who's going to draw the short straw to have to pat her down? I'd pay to see that dog and pony show!
This Date In History: 1789; The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington. 1922; Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C. 1940; The Nazis began to force Warsaw's Jews to live in a walled ghetto. 1950; China entered the Korean War.
1975; Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford. 1998; Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament. 2000; Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner in Florida's presidential balloting.
Picture Of The Day: Although most turkeys went above and beyond the call of duty and gallantly gave their lives, a few of the more clever fowl found unique ways to avoid the guillotine. Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Have you ever wondered what the people in China call their good plates? 2) Do you know what they call four illegal aliens who step in quicksand in Arizona? Quatro sinko ! 3) What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man? 4) Crazy people go through the forest by taking take the psycho path. 5) To be happy and successful in life you have to stay on your toes like a midget at a urinal.....and that's five !
Birthdays: John Harvard, founder of Harvard College 1607, Sarah Moore Grimke, abolitionist 1792, Mary Edwards Walker, surgeon and feminist 1832, Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic nun and saint 1858, Willis Carrier, air conditioning pioneer 1876, Norbert Wiener, mathematician and educator 1894, Charles Schulz, cartoonist 1922, Robert Goulet, singer, actor 1933, Tina Turner, rhythm and blues singer 1939.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: A woman is shopping in a supermarket when she notices this handsome muscular boy doing the bagging at one of the checkouts. Making sure she goes through his line, she leans over and asks if he'll carry her groceries out to which he responds, "Sure lady."
They no sooner get out of the store when she again leans over and whispers, "You know, I have an itchy pussy." The boy responds, "You'll have to point it out lady, all those Japanese cars look alike to me!" The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Victor for his contribution to today's stories.
A mother and her daughter were at the gynecologist's office. The mother asked the doctor to examine her daughter. The mother said, "She has been having some strange symptoms and I'm worried about her." The doctor examined the daughter carefully and then announced, "Madam, I believe your daughter is pregnant." The mother gasped, "That's nonsense! Why, my little girl has nothing whatsoever to do with men."
She turned to the girl. "You don't, do you, dear?" The young girl answered, "No, mom. Why, you know that I have never so much as kissed a man!" The doctor looked from mother to daughter, and back again. Then, silently he stood up and walked to the window, staring out.
He continued staring until the mother felt compelled to ask, "Doctor, is there something wrong out there?" The doctor said, "No, Ma'am, it's just that the last time anything like this happened, a star appeared in the East and I was looking to see if another one was going to show up."A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Miami Beach and said, "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water."
He continued, "There is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have, or will, eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?" After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, "Wedding Cake."
A frantic woman called her doctor and said, "Doctor, my child has swallowed a magnet!" The doctor replied, "Don't panic, the magnet should pass through his system soon." The woman asked, "How will I be sure?" The doctor said, "Stick him on the refrigerator. When he falls off, you'll know."
That's it for today my little turkey sandwiches. Remember, first you pillage then you burn. I'm not too sure about AREA 51 for tonight. Thanksgiving effects haven't quite worn off yet. We'll see! Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !