"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

This is my Mom carving the turkey on a Thanksgiving in the 1960s.

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours...my dinner is already made and waiting in the fridge for whenever I decide to eat it.  What's on the menu here?  Lovely jumbo peel & eat Wild Gulf shrimp...cooked last night in water and some beer, lemons, Old Bay, whole black peppercorns & celery seed...complete with lots of fresh lemon & homemade shrimp sauce...quite full of horseradish, thankyouverymuch!

Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22,1963...where were you that tragic November day?

Forty seven years ago...how can it be 47 years ago?  I had celebrated my eleventh birthday just 10 days earlier.  I remember getting home from school that day to the news that JFK had been assassinated.  Tragic.  Extremely tragic.  I would have been in 6th grade & vividly remember watching the news coverage...even in the days before 24 hour cable news networks, all the news was focused on this horrific event. 

Fast forward to sometime in the summer of 1997.  We live in Dallas then & decide to go see Dealey Plaza.  I know I can't & don't want to go to the Sixth Floor Museum in the Book Depository.  I had an overwhelming sense of sadness standing on the grassy knoll in person.  Phil did not have the same reaction...he was born in March 1963.  One of those rare occasions where how young he is changes how we see things.

Rest in Peace, JFK...I for one will always wonder how our country would be different had you lived.  Had Bobby lived.  In my heart I believe it would be better.