Unlike so many “netizens” who inhabit the virtual world, I have a real life – a life filled with daughters, family and real “friends”.
Tomorrow 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, my grandson and families.
My son in law’s mother and his family simply own Thanksgiving! It is their holiday as Easter has become mine. They do it big each year. Menu and all!!
I will eat too much. I will probably drink too much. I will smoke a few good cigars. And I will live in the moment in real life.
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 laptop tomorrow (I don’t own a smart phone, am not on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!) and leaving 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.
Best wishes to all of you this Thanksgiving Day!