Trying Times for Mr. Pop
I suggested to Mr. Pop that I volunteer to say grace this year and close with, We thank you god for Obama being our next president. Mr. Pop didn’t think too much of that idea, even though he did laugh when he thought about it.
After my unfortunate utterance of the “F” bomb at the dining table two Thanksgivings ago, I guess I better just keep my mouth shut and smile a lot. When I made that infamous verbal gaffe, it was because I had dropped some food on my sister in law’s beautiful tablecloth. After I said the word and the earth stood silently still for a few moments, I profusely apologized for both the word and the spill.
I don’t know how this is going to be received by the family, but Mr. Pop and I are going to request that anyone who is planning to give us a gift for Christmas, take that money and instead, buy food to donate to their local food pantry. Hopefully all will agree and in lieu of opening gifts we will all open our hearts this especially difficult and trying holiday season.
We are off today and we will be back sometime Friday. As it happens every year, this will be an interesting few days. Wish Mr. Pop luck as he tries his level best to keep peace on earth and goodwill toward wife and family. He’ll have his work cut out for him.
Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you and your friends and your family too, from the Pop family and of course, Fred the Cat.
See you guys back here maybe over the weekend and if not, Monday for sure.