3 Birthdays, Turkey, and Belly Dancing

That’s a lot to be thankful for! Our Thanksgiving weekend started with a celebration of Scott, George, and Coralie’s birthdays (all within a week of each other). Desiree and I topped the cake with 205 candles (their cumulative ages). We couldn’t get them all lit before the heat melted the icing and started a small fire. The flaming cake was hysterical! Luckily, we didn’t need the fire extinguisher and some of the cake was still edible.

Thanksgiving Day was blustery and cloudy, very Fall-like which made staying inside and eating lots of delicious food quite desirable. During our after dinner stroll through town we admired some of the fine architecture. The evening was capped off with belly dancing by Deborah.

On Black Friday we “shopped” for treasures along an old, abandoned rail line: netting one dime, an intact Thomas Edison battery oil bottle, flowery painted pieces of Southern Pacific china, 3 devil’s claws, and 2 barrel staves.

Good food, laughter, and random activities = one of our typical family gatherings.

Categories: Observations


  1. It was a really fun and fattening day!!! Good company, good food, good entertainment, good weather, new friends. All in all it was wonderful!!


  2. Nope – there are no calories on Holidays! It was a good time – and all the food was delicious. Your biscuits and pie were yummy! And of course, everyone raved about the mesquite cooked turkey. Hope you are getting rested up and that you are healing well!


  3. It was fun to look at those pictures and remember what a fun time we had.
    We miss the laughs, so we’re saving up till the next time we’re together. The way you describe that holiday made me laugh and remember all over again. Lucky we didn’t start a fire, but it wasn’t because we didn’t try! Miss you Girl, Love You

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