Welcome To The Celebration
Page Created: 11/26/2019 Page Last Updated: 11/05/2023 00:21
The time to celebrate has arrived and we did it in our traditional way, a feast at the Old Ranch Country Club followed by dessert with our son Joe at his home with his beautiful family!
We were saddened that Pete & Lisa could not make the celebration because of the severe rain storm in the San Diego area had the freeway backed up several hours so when they called, we suggested they stay home.
Robin and Sue, the Dynamic-Duo!
Keeping things organized and making sure everyone is happy
We gather at the tab
A Thought! - "Thanksgiving is the meal we aspire for other meals to resemble."
Welcome Traci, glad you joined us
The Real Boss
Welcome to Thanksgiving and we have a lot to give thanks for!
Love is definitely in the air!
Wine and Champagne, this will be a super party!
Robin is something special!
Greg makes the rounds... Will is dressed to the nine's
Bill and Will jabbered the whole time
Funny Story Time! - So, Iris decided to go to New York and see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade leaving Will behind.
Thanksgiving Eve, Will began to miss he so he looked at his watch and thought "Hey, it's only 10:00 PM, I think I will call her!"
He called her, forgetting of the three hour time difference, it is 1:00 AM in New York!
Iris, being anxious to see the parade, called the front desk earlier in the evening and asked for a wake up call at 6:00 AM.
The phone rings, at 1:00 AM, and Iris picks up the phone and hangs it up (thinking it was the wake-up call).
Into the shower she goes, get's all ready to watch the parade and finally sits down before leaving the room.
She glances at the clock and it is only 2:30 AM.
She wondered who made the wake up call five hours early!!
David, Rocco, and Greg
We have eighteen today for the celebration
A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says,"I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.
"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."
Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this,"
She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.
The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."
The bird has just flown in from the Old Ranch kitchen!
Indeed a beauty
Did You Know? - Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia
- As far back as 1000 A.D., Native American Indians raised turkeys for food.
- Turkeys originally existed in the eastern US.
- Turkeys are actually a type of pheasant.
- The heaviest turkey weighed in at 86 pounds.
- Turkeys have excellent and a wide range of vision, about 270 degrees.
- Mature turkeys have about 3,500 feathers.
Everybody makes the rounds!
Will says "Cut that turkey"
Our Son Mitch is a professional "Turkey-ologist" and he gets the "
Honor Of The Carcass" today - Soup tomorrow!!
With the precision of a surgeon, he begins the operation
Hard to do with a 14" scapel! But he manages
Nick made at least ten trips...so far!
Mitch made it look like a machine carved the bird...steady hands!
The weather outside was frightful!
But inside it was quite delightful!
Craig finished his eighth bowl of apple cobbler!
Kerick said she was not hungry but we saw her
hit the buffet a couple of times!
Marianne is looking for someone to talk too... We fixed the problem!
Penny for her thoughts!
Did You Know? - A group of turkeys is technically called a "rafter", though they are often incorrectly referred to as a "gobble" or simply a "flock".
Everybody get caught up on the latest!
Ellen and Bill each have an ear to bend, a good thing!
We sat after dinner and chatted for an hour...It is wonderful when our family gets together!
A Happy Face?
Ain't that the truth!!
No one rushed out to look for the pot of gold!
The Kids Table??
Kereck and Connor joined us, it was a nice visit!
At last count there was 4,555,674,197,459,324 calories still on the table
Chocolate cake disappeared quickly
Amazing! The buffet is empty of people!
Good for the diet!!
Where is Vicky?
Paul ate several just for Vicky!
A pair to draw to!
Thank you Greg for the nice words!
Glasses clink and smile flow
Lift your glasses to good friendship and family
The million-dollar smile
Ellen & Bill
Wonderful to have Ellen & Bill join the party!
Bill &Will had a lengthy conversation
Greg is about to take David home... Full tummy and two martini's!
Irene and Ellen getting caught up
The dining room is beginning to thin out
Good bye all... See you soon!
Craig and Marianne getting ready to depart
Stories are told!
Two hours of laughing and giggling
Tony keeps the conversation going
A special cake for Charlie
The boys pop up when dessert is served
Diane and Joe
Michele attempts to hide behind the plate