I wonder if I need a vacation? The last few days have seen me totally and utterly exhausted. I can’t believe that staying out late one night would be enough to crash me.

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Thanksgiving was my dad’s holiday. He loved deep frying the turkey. He loved how the neighbors would line up to get their turkeys thrown into the vat. I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without him. We’re trying to figure out what to do… clearly deep frying without him is out of the question. Aunt Helen invited us to her house for dinner. Maybe that’s what we’ll do.

Uncle Dick died yesterday. He’s not a blood relative. Just a friend of the family for as long as I can remember. I tell you, they are all dropping like flies. Daddy. Mary’s husband. Rose’s husband. Sheila’s husband. And now Allison’s husband, Uncle Dick. I hope this is the last for awhile.