Happy Thanksgiving!


Unlike so many “netizens” who inhabit the virtual world, I have a real life – a life filled with daughters, family and real “friends”.

Tuesday I will depart my home without stairs and travel from the West coast of Florida, where the sun sets over the Gulf to the Southeast coast, where the sun rises over the Atlantic.  I will spend the holiday week with my daughters, their husbands and families.

My son in law’s mother and his family do the best Thanksgiving ever!  Menu and all!!

thanksgiving meu 2015

I will probably eat too much, drink too much, smoke a few fine cigars and live in the moment.  It was not too long ago when my kids, my wife and I would gather with the “old timers” for the holidays.

Now I am the “old timer”.  They are where I was 35 years ago.

The procession of the living goes on.

So I will be shutting off my brand new lap top computer this Tuesday (I don’t own a smart phone, am not on Twitter, Instagram  or Facebook!) and leave the virtual world for an entire week.  Life will be as it once was; I’m sure the net will survive without me for a week.

I will catch up on my reading and and with you when I return.

Best wishes to all of you this Thanksgiving Day!



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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11 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. chicagoguy12 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Frank!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete says:

    Enjoy your time away from the blog, Frank. Relish the food and drink, and the cigars.
    ‘For tomorrow, we die!’
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. GP Cox says:

    You and your family have a wonderful week together, eat, laugh and enjoy every minute!
    I no longer have any blood relatives, so I’ll leave the light on for you – Happy Thanksgiving!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Chagall says:

    Have a wonderful time. I would definitely have seconds or thirds on that 4th course – love it! —CC


  5. Norman Pilon says:

    I didn’t get this memo until now. I was beginning to wonder if anything might be wrong with you. Turns out I was right: your strung out on too much good food, drink and smoke — again. That’ll teach you. Now get back to work and write me something good.


  6. dougstuber says:


    Brandy barks at swooping swallows,
    Life, lowered to one foot or so
    In summer time is simple,
    As the lure of tired dogs and clover
    Greets only those who need to play.

    Scampering down outside stairs
    Past the skidding bicycle marks
    To a tumbling fit of joy
    Goes the only daily memory
    Of a happiness once known.

    Landing in a pile of limbs,
    Which includes the golden hair
    That shines of wetness on the
    Back of Brandy, the player
    Laughs at the summer sun.

    How long will it be
    Before the play begins again,
    Before the youthful joy
    Once known appears, before
    The love, if ever, returns?


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