Turkey, pecan pie and thank you


Sunday evening we had a combined community service of thanksgiving at the Catholic Church in Miles. He was well represented and present. Hearing positive sermons and songs set the tone for these days before Thanksgiving. I thank everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.

Have everyone finished cooking, baking, and getting the house ready for upcoming activities? Remember these words and see how it works for you. Say, “I’m not going to eat as much as I did last year.” Do you want to bet? The food is so plentiful and as one person said “you don’t want to hurt anybody by not eating what’s on the table”. Have you ever eaten your Thanksgiving meal in another room at a card table with your cousins? They are good memories. Are you a pumpkin or pecan pie lover?

I spoke with a lady on Sunday night and she said she couldn’t make pecan pie. I have never had a bad pecan pie. I’ve had some that were better than others, but none of them were bad. I encourage you all to have a safe Thanksgiving. I ask you, if you wish, to phone someone who had a positive influence on you during your childhood. Call them and say thank you. Thank them for them and for their kindness to you. Channel change.

Over the past few weeks, I have collected many items in the “garbage drawer” of my mind and am going to throw a few here. Somehow I got into the conversation about stinky tennis shoes and how distinctive that smell is. It was suggested that soaking the offensive shoes in vinegar would remove the odor. I still have to try it. My question is where to put the nuclear waste created with this vinegar and shoe jam.

Why do people have to yell at officials doing their job at sporting events? It’s hard work having to make a call in a hundredth of a second. Relax and let the kids have fun. Don’t embarrass these kids. They have enough pressure in their lives that complete strangers are not yelling at them. Parents might hear that too.

If you tip a waiter, consider leaving cash on the table rather than putting it on your credit card. I urge you all to have a thoughtful thanksgiving and realize how blessed you are. Pass your blessings on to strangers who may not be so blessed. Give it away and it will come back to you. Be well, Gary K.


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