Happy Thanksgiving! Menu and All!

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!


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! Menu and All!

  1. beetleypete says:

    That menu looks delicious! Can they squeeze in an extra place for another oldie, I wonder?
    Have a great time, Frank. I hope that being back in that real world is going to be as rewarding as it sounds. I am sure it will be.
    See you soon.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. That looks yummy ….gingerbread ham, wow, sounds great. Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  3. toritto says:

    Thanks HOH! You too! Regards


  4. chicagoguy14 says:

    A great message and wise reminder about what really matters. Thank you Frank!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Frank 🙂
    To be sure, the virtual world goes around without us.

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  6. beetleypete says:

    Frank, I have ordered a present for CC. I doubt it will get to Florida in time for Christmas, but if you send me your address, I will post it when it arrives.
    (I will naturally keep it private)
    Best wishes, Pete

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  7. Jennie says:

    So nice, Frank. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. charlypriest says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from Spain, look at you, aren’t you handsome, and I guess those would be your daughters and the “little devil”, cute kid. They come from good stock.

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