Saturday, November 29, 2008


Judy and I began our Thanksgiving morning by stopping by to visit Tracy, Katie, and Eddie. Katieinsisted I play Guitar Hero, but of course I was no good at it! I’d have to have that program alone in my computer room for a few weeks before I’d ever be comfortable playing it in front of anyone, let alone her!

Of course she has it down and plays it on the “hard” setting! I just stood proudly by, watched her, and listen to the great old rock tunes coming out of the speakers.

Then it was off to Charlotte and Gary’s for the main event…beer, cigars, and food!

Steve and Ron introduced me to at least three new brews; Winter Hook – Winter Ale, Sierra Nevada – Anniversary Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Pale Ale! They were all very tasty, but I suppose I like the Winter Ale the best with my Macanudos!

However, I stuck with Yuengling for the rest of the afternoon. It has just achieved the best relationship with my taste buds!

The fellowship began with all the Knights taking turns sitting in Ron’s new Highlander! We all spent several minutes each inhaling the “new car smell” before indulging! That’s such a nice smell.

Then it was time to take the obligatory shots of the Dragon Sisters! The main purpose of this photo was to document the conclusion of Steve’s efforts to make them all “hiking sticks”, customized for each Dragon. They also wore their Dragon necklaces to complete the dragon ensemble!

Then of course, Terri had to show off her new bosoms! Finally, after recuperating from her reduction surgery for several weeks, she was ready to display them! Steve says he still hasn’t seen them!

Finally, if was the Knight’s turn to get into the holiday action…this photo was the last time we were able to stand until it was time to go home! Naturally, Steve “passed out”; he had rather have people think he passed out than that he was taking a nap, which was the real case!

I snapped this shot as Ron leaned toward him pretending to kiss him while he was aslee…ah, passed out! We thought about sticking something in his ear, but it was too cold!

The food the Dragons killed and prepared was delicious…I’m still stuffed and uncomfortable as I write this, and going out with the Knights for our traditional “Black Friday” manly-man shopping spree and beer tasting didn’t help much!

Steve got himself a nice Mossberg .410 pump at Gander Mountain today!

Here he is just beginning the one hour wait for his background check! Ron and Gary abandoned him and went to the car, while I waited around, smiling and pretending I was having a great time. Actually, I was having a good time…it’s been a while since one of us bought a gun while the others were around! Further, I had left him alone at Best Buy and I needed to make it up to him!

Anyway, back to the food…look at it! It was wonderful and I didn’t include it all, or the desserts!

There was considerably less cackling and conversation once the tryptophan and sugar hit our veins! However, there was plenty to go around prior to and during the feast!

Yes, we took the time to be thankful too, remember that back in the early summer Ron won his battle with lung cancer. We are so thankful that we still have everyone, and pray we have many more holidays ahead of us.

I sure hope your last two or three days were as good as ours. Just think…Christmas is just around the corner! At least two more opportunities to gorge myself before starting on some lame diet for New Years!

See ya!


Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh mushy, can you make me an honourary American next year, and set a place for me please? (I promise to tone down the British accent..)

Mushy said...

We'd love the accent...they liked FHB's you'd fit right in!

Jose said...

I said it before and I'll say it again, when I grow up I just want to be like you. Never a dull moment when you all meet, I am happy to hear you all had such a great time. The food looks great and those brews, man I have to try them one of these days.

Mushy said... are so kind...we do enjoy each other and always have a wonderful time, and we're much more mature about these days than in the past!

Sandi McBride said...

I can't believe any one person could consume what was on that plate and NOT pass out...I'll go with his version! And Good for Terri! I know she's going to feel years younger and lots less back pain!
Glad your Thanksgiving was something to be Thankful for!

Mushy said...

That was my plate! And it was great!

*Goddess* said...

Hey, there's no turkey on your plate!

catscratch said...

Jeeeez.... Mushy, you really have way too much fun!

Scott from Oregon said...

Sierra Nevada's and boobies?

Looks like a good West Coast hippy party!

Mushy said...

Don't like turkey...there's ham there though!

Carol said...

Mushy....Only YOU could tie a holiday, food, beer and boobs into one post!!! Totally delightful!

BRUNO said...

Gawd, I wish I had the appetite to eat like that again!

But, all in all, my Thanksgiving/birthday "bash"(all 3 of us!)was quite a treat for me!

And then afterwards, I, too, done the "Ron-thing"---I took a nap! Although, in all honesty---I "took two", and passed-out!

And I didn't even hurt that bad when I woke up---er, "regained-consciousness"!---3 hours later, either...!

BRUNO said...

My apologies to RON---I meant the STEVE-thing......!!!!!

Mushy said...

That's okay...they both tend to nod off now and then!

Pat Houseworth said...

Great food and a great time looks to be had by all.

Forget the damn New Year diet...the never work!

david mcmahon said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mushy. Guitar Hero? Yep, I can picture you, dude! Rock on ....

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

We didn' cook this year, but ordered from La Madelain.. best 100 bucks I ever spent. Looks outstanding a usual. That guitar hero thing, is hard for me as well. my son has one set up in his game room, and all he does is play that dang thing. He is really good, and it makes me feel really bad.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Well, I'm late to get here, but I been busy. It looks like you guys had yet another great time. The food and the cookies (Terri's) look great!

We had a nice time at Mom's, eating mom's dressing and ham, and Denise's green bean casserole and mashed taters. it was topped off with pecan pie for them and lemon chess for me. As we watched Dallas cream the Seahawks I snuggled my head into Denise's lap and started to snore.

We stopped over there yesterday and relieved her of all the leftovers, so you know what we'll be eating this week. Woohoo!

You tell everyone I said "Hey!", and maybe we'll be seein' one another this weekend. Cheers!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Beer & Bosoms? that's my kind of Thanksgiving! ;)

What a wonderful day it looks like you had!