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”.

Tomorrow  I will leave my home on the west coast of Florida where the sun sets in the Gulf and travel to the east coast where the sun rises in the Atlantic.  I will spend the holiday with my daughters, their husbands, the mother in law of my eldest and of course my grandson Clark.

I will probably eat too much, drink too much, smoke a few fine cigars while sitting in a garden of orchids and bamboo 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 40 years ago.

The procession of the living goes on.

So I will be shutting off my lap top computer this Tuesday (I don’t own a smart phone, am not on Twitter, Instagram  or Facebook!) and leave the virtual world until the following week.  Life will be as it once was,

I’m sure the internet will survive without me for a week although perhaps there will be a sharp decline in tech stocks after this post.


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

Best wishes to all of you this Thanksgiving Day!

Last November


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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5 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. John says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! I am the same as you, I have currently have no social media. I deleted what I did have several years ago and I am much happier living “the real life.”

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  2. beetleypete says:

    Enjoy your family time, Frank.
    Don’t spend too much money on ‘Cyber Monday’ though. 🙂 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Brookingslib says:

    Good on you for getting off the grid! It would do us all some good if we did it more often. Have a great T-Day!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Have a wonderful holiday with your family, Frank!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Frank! Enjoy your time with your loved ones 🙂

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