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Leftovers

Robert and I have been enjoying (well, mostly) leftovers from our Thanksgiving family gathering. He likes the turkey heated up, while I prefer it cold (#152 on our list of differences).

The green bean casserole and sweet potato pie may be reduced to near crumbs in our fridge, but not the memories of the fun and laughter from Thanksgiving Day.

Here are a few leftover smiles and laughs.

HR and several grandchildren.

Grandson Daniel finding something hilariously, funny, as he poses with his family.

Adam’s patents joined us.

Ex-wife/Best Friend Donna and our TEN grandchildren!

Daughter Emily’s three beautiful girls.
Daughter Amy also finding something hilariously funny. (Like mother, like son.)

A smiling selfie with HR …

… and his festive holiday pins.

Leftovers can be deliciously fulfilling.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 10/28/22

1. Grand twins Matthew and Madison, along with little sister Isabelle and all their cool socks, on Crazy Sock Day at school.

2. Politically CORRECT Halloween decorations near us here in Historic District Savannah.

As in 2020, our Southern state is again paramount in keeping our U.S. democracy alive.

3. Celebrating the wonder of a smile.

4. Fall doors in Savannah.

5. The setting sun. And knowing that it will rise again in the morn.

Wishing you a joyful day from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 10/21/22

1. The fact that most of the disagreements between Robert and me are of a minor variety. Such as “how to have” tuna salad for lunch. He likes to get all carbohydrate-y with bread …

While I, more superiorly, (is that a word?) skillfully position the tuna, tilting rather Cirque de Soleil-ishly, on a bed of lettuce and tomato …

Okay, maybe his looks a little better. From the side.

2. Last night watching Grandson Daniel beautifully yet harrowingly perform perhaps his most serious role yet—Buddy Layman, a depression-era autistic teen with the ability to find water, in Jim Leonard’s The Diviners.

The full cast …

Daniel is lower right on the floor.

Not-so-happy ending …

3. Chrysanthemums in Savannah.

On the steps of the Kehoe House Historic Inn,
near us on Columbia Square

4. Shrimp.

5. The word “healthy” in all its various meanings.

I hope you have a healthy and restful weekend ahead.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 10/7/22

1. My glasses.

Oh my goodness, WHAT would I do without them?!

2. The Atlanta Braves winning the National League East … again.

3. Lunch with youngest granddaughter Isabelle for Pre-K lunch (at 10:45 a.m.!).

Isabelle hugging Nana and holding a tiny piece of broccoli.

4. Colorful Fall

Corner of our dining table

5. The simple joy of being alive.

Side note: The dead-looking, brownish clumps you see to the right and underneath the brilliant green …

They are not dead at all. They are Resurrection Ferns. And as soon as the next rain comes, they will burst into more obvious life and challenge the green vine’s brilliance.

May we all burst into More Obvious Life this weekend!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 9/16/22

1. Having lunch with our grandtwins at their new school for this year.

Ex-wife Donna, Madison, Me, Matthew and HR
And the twins’ mom Emily (a May Howard teacher) standing.
Matthew’s lunch: pizza, strawberry milk and a bowl of corn.
Madison had cleaning duty today.

2. Slightly cooler mornings and evenings here in Savannah (in the 70’s), making our walks much more doable.

3. An alternative definition of “Pro-Life.”

On the bulletin board at our local health food store.

4. Reverent Dusk.

The spires of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist near us on our evening walk last night.

5. Having Tybee Island (Savannah’s beach) just down the road from us.

I hope your weekend is filled with treasures.