Turkey

Thanksgiving 2018

Quote To Remember: To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others. --Eugene Cloutier

And We Have A Lot Of Thanks To Give!

Page Created: 11/09/2018 Page Last Updated: 11/02/2019 09:56

This has been quite a year with medical issues but it seems to have leveled off and hopefully will continue to improve over this next year.

We are off to "The Ranch" again this year with friends and family. Then over the hill and through the woods to visit our kids, Amy and Joe and their family and friends.

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
...and we get our own turkey! Who will carve this year?

Giving Thanks

This year was rough and I, Paul, want to give thanks that Sue has recovered from a horrible round of medical conditions and is well on her way to a total recovery! From ulcers to brain aneurysms to kidney stones to a min-stroke, we have faced it all and through the grace of God we have prevailed.

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club

But First...The Parade & Phone Calls

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
It was 19 degrees at the parade... It is 79 in our front room!

Did You Know? - The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the world's largest parade, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's.

The parade started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade).

The three-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.

Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade.

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Paul was horrible (what's new) as he sent this picture to Colleen

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
We instantly got a message and picture back from Colleen
Eek! Good place NOT to be! 11" of snow today!


Let The Celebration Begin

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Robin found our table

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Dang!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
We have our corner table... Life is good!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Everybody looks hungry!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Nita says "Where is the turkey??"

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Love that smile!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Ah... We located the turkey!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Marianne makes the rounds!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Followed by Craig!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
We got panicked so we needed help... What did we do?

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Juan is our hero!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
He made a wonderful entry dropping it only twice!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Golden brown!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Dinner is served!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
But... who is doing the carving??

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
All smiles!

The truth Be Known - Craig said it was his first time so be studied several YouTube videos and frankly, he carved it like a pro! EXCELLENT WORK!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Nita made some suggestions!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
The ladies admire a man with this kind of talent!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
We are gonna call him "Chef Goll" from now on!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Leg anyone?Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
They are working hard!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Marianne brings around the fresh cuttings

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Caught with a smile!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Smiles all the way around

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Bob decided just to have flowers today... Good for his diet!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Greg offers thanks... Always a nice word

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
We are about to be toasted

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Klink!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Were does the carcass go?

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Silly boy! Into the pot!!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Within a couple of hours of leaving Old Ranch...

Did You Know? - Place the turkey carcass into a large soup pot or stock pot and pour in the water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook the turkey frame until the remaining meat falls off the bones, about 1 hour. ...
Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer into a clean soup pot. You can add onions, carrots, and other flavoring if you like! EASY!!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
After hitting the dessert table we ready for departure

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
The Flower Girls

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The sun is setting

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Tis' the season

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Fire in the sky!

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club
Full Moon in La Mirada

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club

Paul was visited by an Angel!

Did You Know? - During the food rationing era of World War II, Aaron S. "Bunny" Lapin invented Sta-Whip as a cream substitute using vegetable oil.

In 1948 he invented Reddi-Wip in collaboration with Aaron Block, using real cream. They developed a new valve more suitable for dispensing whipped cream, with fluting to create a pattern and a tilt-to-open design that preserves the propellant.

Other similar products were on the market at the time, including the non-dairy Rich's Whip Topping and Delsoy Presto Whip, which were developed at Henry Ford's soybean laboratories.

Delsoy Presto Whip was packed in pressurized cans that had been developed for military insecticide sprays during the war.

Lapin applied and received a patent for “dispensing valves for gas pressure containers.” He achieved national distribution in 1954,

Thanksgiving 2018 At Old Ranch Country Club