Tuesday, November 24, 2009


On Thursday, Turkey Day, as some call it, Cliff And I are invited to friends for dinner. But they want us to show up early -- noonish -- to watch the dog show (and ruin our appetite by noshing on nibbles). Then, if they serve what they had last year, we will be getting, not turkey, but turducken. Yes, that is precisely what you think it is.

On the first Saturday in December the park owners serve a Christmas dinner, along with a live band for dancing, and of course all the conversations that go on amongst the residents.

Then 8 days later the park managers have what they call the Tree Trimming party. The first time they had this a few years ago, everyone brought an ornament to put on the tree. We were also to bring an unwrapped gift for a needy youngster. These were given to the Mountain View Police Department for their Gifts for Kids program. And we will be doing that again this year.

It is indeed the holiday season!

Fun -

Don't know if these are actual headlines, but could be:

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!

Enfield Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?!

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!


  1. I have heard tell of this mythical creature called Turducken. Sounds exceptionally filling but be glad you don't have to make room for a ten bird roast. Truly such a thing exists.

  2. Trade you the turducken for the tofurkey we served up a few Christmases ago for the vegetarian daughter and son-in-law. I had way too much fun mocking that easily mockable "Christmas dinner in a kit" box (not to them). Look! The ersatz gravy has real lumps, just like the real stuff! I mean, it was... Well, put it this way: they used the tofu to make a tofu jerky wishbone that was really quite good, but the turkey "breast" was not much more than shaped tofu, and what's the point of that? With all the ways you could flavor it besides heaping up your rice/wild rice and ersatz gravy and trying to hide it?

    But now I can say I've done it.

    Nobody else would touch that wishbone. Hey, it was good!

  3. Wait--it says my comment was published. Where? Where'd it go?

    Happy Thanksgiving, Don and Cliff, have a wonderful time!

  4. Oh, okay, NOW it shows up! Silly Blogspot.