Leaving For Thanksgiving!!

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 eldest daughter, her husband, my grandson and families.

Clark in his new home yesterday with his own pint-sized recliner!

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.

In his own secret garden – his backyard

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.  With the departure of the internationally famous Torrito from the internet you may see a steep fall in tech and social media stocks this week!

Life will be as it once was; I’m sure the net and you readers who waste your precious time following this blog will survive .

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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4 Responses to Leaving For Thanksgiving!!

  1. Have a wonderful trip and a very happy Thanksgiving with your family!

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  2. beetleypete says:

    I’m not so sure about hard-boiled eggs with a turkey dinner. Is that an ‘American thing’? 🙂
    You will have a great time, I am sure, and it was nice of them to get you that new recliner, with a cutout for your glass of Chivas!
    See you soon.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Jennie says:

    Have a grand visit, Frank. Happy Thanksgiving. 🦃


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