Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Wherever you are and whoever you are with, I hope you have a wonderful time today. And whether you are a religious person or not, I hope you take a moment or two to reflect on all the things that we have to be thankful for. Yes, there is a lot of political bickering and drama going on, and yes many of us have medical problems or financial issues. But I think if we compare the good with the bad, most of us will have to agree that we are pretty fortunate.
And of course tomorrow is Black Friday, when people get up in the wee small hours of the morning to go stand in line to fight the crowds to get inside stores to buy a bunch of junk we don’t really need and makes us wonder why, just the day, before we were giving thanks for all that we have.
Be careful when you go looking for bargains on Black Friday. Things may not turn out the way you expect. Just ask Raymond Winters, a small town grocery store manager who went Black Friday shopping and found his world turned upside down. You can read all about it in my book Black Friday, available on Amazon in both print and e-book editions at this link.
This will be a short blog today because Miss Terry and I will be on the road to Jacksonville for her last pre-op visit at Mayo before Monday’s procedure. But check in tomorrow, when I will tell you all about a small town gem we discovered in our travels.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Caddo Cold, the seventh book in my pal George Wier’s excellent Bill Travis mystery series. George is a prolific master storyteller, and if you have not read any of his books yet, you don’t know what you are missing! To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – If a Donkey and Zebra ever mate they’d have to call the offspring a Zonkey because Debra is already taken.