Had a nice Thanksgiving. One thing my niece who hosts it does that's very nice, is at each of our dinner plates is small round piece of paper with a loop of string atached. On this paper your to write what your thankful for this year. After dinner we go around the table reading what we wrote, and then she hangs each one on her "Thanksgiving Tree." Which is little more than a small bare branch sticking out of flower pot. Somehow writing your thankfulness down, then hanging of her "Thanksgiving Tree" makes it more real and gives it more substance, than just going around table and saying it for us. I'm also very greatfull we did not get the snow that they were predicting for yesterday. Rather 1 to 2 inches as predicted. We just got nice dusting. A perfect snowfall that made things like the lawns look pretty. But, melted off the roads and sidewalks as it came down. So there was no need for the snowblower or the shovel. Cars parked outside earlier that morning required a snow brush. But, mine was in the garage, so I didn't even have to do that. Later that night stopped by some friends to say hi. They were planning watching a movie and invited me to stay. Their boys recommended a film called "Hotfuzz". Starring Simon Pegg. It's was a little graphic in it's depiction of violence. But, a funny movie overall. A lot of good Brittish humor, of the type I like. So yesterday turned out to be another Thaksgiving with lots to be thankful for. Now off to my second job at the auto parts store, for the next 2 days. Which is always pretty fun, and I'm grateful for too.
My first ride would have been in the family's '50 Oldsmobile 88, 2-door fastback. The first I remember soon what well, was my folk's '55 Super '88. Our family's first new car was a bare bones, heater the only option, 1961 Comet.
We were very lucky. No where near the snow they predicted. A nice dusting. Little more. Sidewalks, driveways, and streets were warm enough to keep the snow melted. So no need for the snowblower or shovel. Turned out a lot better than expected!