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Thanksgiving 2010 With Friends At ORCC

Quote To Remember: Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.  ~Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving 2010 Was Most Different And Different Was Good

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On a serious note:  The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England.  See the Proclamation by George Washington written in 1789 .

So much
We had a load of fun with Bunny, Linda, and James

We plan to record the Thanksgiving Day Parade and then head to Old Ranch for eighteen holes !

Its going to be a great Thanksgiving as we are celebrating with James and Linda Cathey so there will be a lot of laughing going on!...

We will have dinner at Old Ranch . We saw the menu and it  was  fantastic.... billions of calories but we will join forces and fight them off!

James and Linda Cathey joined us which made for many laughs and giggles all afternoon! Table 47 will never be the same!

Waxing Philosophic

Albert Schweitzer said it once.... "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." The family was all busy but having friends to join us in the celebration of this wonderful day was very nice... comfortable! God Bless America and our great friends!

Thanksgiving 2010 Collage
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Thoughts To Our Family And Friends....

Thanksgiving blessings
May you always make the right moves

Thanksgiving blessings
May your cup runneth over with love

Thanksgiving blessings
May you always find shelter from any storm

Thanksgiving blessings
May you remain good looking and looking good!

Thanksgiving blessings
May you find the perfect diet for your soul. (If this face doesn't make you want to stop eating sausage, nothing will.)

Thanksgiving blessings
May you find perfect balance in the company you keep



Thanksgiving blessings
May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop

Thanksgiving blessings
May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobbery pink and furry tan.

Thanksgiving blessings
May you manage to MAKE time for siesta



Thanksgiving blessings
May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind


Thanksgiving blessings
May your accessories always harmonize with your natural beauty!

Thanksgiving blessings
Should your mouth ever be bigger than your stomach, may you have a chewing good time!

Thanksgiving blessings
May you always know when to walk away and know when to run.

Thanksgiving blessings
And may your friends always bring you joy!


Thanksgiving Golf

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
We had breakfast at Old Ranch so we could get a T-time

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
We came over for breakfast and it was a grand day indeed

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Snow on the mountains at Mount Wilson 50+ miles away

Map to Mount Wilson from Seal Beach
By car it is an 84 miles trip... By air 50 miles

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Ready for golf... You bet!

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
James creates a "hidden Mickey" with his golf clubs

Did you know? - A Hidden Mickey is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design of a ride, attraction, or other location in a Disney theme park or elsewhere on Disney properties. The most common Hidden Mickey is a formation of three circles that may be perceived as the silhouette of the head and ears of Mickey Mouse, often referred to by Disney aficionados as a "classic Mickey."

Over time, the term Hidden Mickey has come to refer to a range of possibilities from a more complete representation of Mickey Mouse (such as Mickey mixed in with a crowd or in the background), or a representation of another character (such as the huge hidden Jafar at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in Africa in the Animal Kingdom). Hidden Mickeys are found in various Disney media, such as animated films, feature length movies, TV series, or the Disney theme parks.

Mickeys may be painted, made up of objects (such as rocks, or three plates on a table), or be references such as someone wearing Mickey Mouse Club ears in a painting. Hidden Mickeys can take on many sizes and forms.

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Canadian Geese visiting us today

Canadian Goose

Did you know? - The Canada Goose was one of the many species described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work Systema Naturae. It belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey species of the Anser genus. The specific epithet canadensis is a New Latin word meaning "from Canada". According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first citation for the 'Canada Goose' dates back to 1772. The Cackling Goose was formerly considered to be a set of subspecies of the Canada Goose.

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Golfing on Thanksgiving was super!  How come James gets the girls and Paul gets the camera?

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
James pointed out this great shot of the mountains framed by the trees

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
James is looking good here

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
The previous rain left snow on Mt Wilson

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Making the turn at the Clubhouse

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010

Did you know? - The word tee is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word tigh meaning house and is related to the 'house' in curling (the coloured circles). This would make sense, as the first golf tees were within a circle of one club length round the hole. Nowadays, modern courses have separate, designated tee boxes for each hole. For example, the ninth hole of a course is played from the ninth tee to the ninth green, and similarly for the other holes.

The development of the tee was the last major change to the rules of golf. Before this, golf balls were teed up on little heaps of sand that were provided in boxes. This explains the historical name tee boxes for what is today known as teeing ground.

The earliest golf tees rested flat on the ground and had a raised portion to prop up the ball. The first patent for this kind of tee is dated 1889, and was issued to Scotsmen William Bloxsom and Arthur Douglas. The first known tee to pierce the ground was a rubber-topped peg sold commercially as the "Perfectum." This was patented in 1892 by Percy Ellis of England.[2] In 1899, an African-American dentist, Dr. George Franklin Grant obtained a patent for an "improved golf tee". This tee consisted of a wood cone with a rubber sleeve to support the ball, but it is not known to have ever been marketed.

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
The tenth hole was magnificent today

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Fat boy is ready to play....

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Sue and James on the 18th hole

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
Serious contemplation before the final putt

Thanksgiving Golf November 2010
The final shot is directly towards the clubhouse dining room main window

Glass window ahead!

Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving Wishes to You and Yours

Thanksgiving Did You Know?

Thanksgiving Parrot (Thanks Ed Roberts)

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse  vocabulary.
 
Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.
 
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
 
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."
 
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.
 
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

Thanksgiving Dinner At Old Ranch

Old Ranch carving station
A real cut-up

Diet coke versus regular
Remember your diet

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Sue passes by the tables

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
"OK, where is the Mac and Cheese, Hamburgers, Chili, and Hot Dogs.. Real food?

Bacon sandwich for James
James finds his meal

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
James is on a diet

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
It was a beautiful sunset even when looking North

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Old Ranch had 300+ guests this day

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Very peaceful

Prozac, a most helpful drug

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Paul & Linda

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Big smile

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Tummy indicating full

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Sarge and Flower need their turkey so James carves away

Not the way to carve the turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
Finally... Someone comes to do the turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
We found the turkeys

Good night all
Great friends

Upon Arriving Home.....

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Ranch November 2010
"Hey there... I smells the Turkey... Let's eat!"

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