Cold day, high of 35 degrees, but the snow fell south of us!!! They got 3 feet of snow, glad it was there and not here again!!! Yesterday*(Wednesday) we had our Turkey Dinner & all the trimmings & Desert. Our building has 50 Units, we had 46 for dinner in the community room, Great Meal. Everyone assured me they got plenty to eat, then tonight, *(Thursday) we had Turkey Left -Overs and everyone ate their fill again. *(SO MUCH FOR DIETING FOR SURGERY) ***(Burp)***
Sunday Morning at 8am I'm cooking 3- 20 Pound Turkeys and making gravy and the Chrch Members will be bringing the fixings and deserts for a nice dinner at 3PM. The left-over turkey will be frozen and I will use it to make Soup for the Christmas "Hanging of the Greens"!
On Thanksgiving Day I am cooking a Ham here and we are going to share Thanksgiving with the residents here that are going to be alone and we will pick up the Turkey Dinners at the 7th Day Adventist Church who have donated the meal!!
26 years ago Today I lost my Father, He was born in 1908 and passed away at age 74. He was a good man, worked for the same company for 44 years, I cannot remember him ever being sick or missing a day of work, Dad worked as an Operator at a Hydro-Electric Plant on the Black River, Dad worked shift work, 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7 and it was not uncommon for him to take one of us boys with him to work. He married a young lady who was a neighbor.
He built our house in the country, the foundation for our house came from stone from the lot, the well was hand dug, cut the logs that framed in our 2 story log house with a garage and out-house with the help of neighbors and bartered work with others. He put in a big "Kalamazoo" wood and coal stove and cut his own fire wood and trucked his own coal in the trunk of the car. The house was finished after the birth of the the 3rd child and along came 5 more for 8 of us!
Life was good, we all survived.