Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Big Night Out

Since I retired, I don't go far from Calamity Acres alone... sad, but true.  Getting into fast traffic is unsettling to me, and I prefer to stay out here in Leavenworth County, where it's quiet.
Last night, though, I went to have dinner with some workmates from my "career" job at Time Warner Cable/American Cablevision of Kansas City, over in Kansas City, Missouri.  I worked there right at 23 years, and it was the heyday of cable tv... when people would stop us on the street to beg for cable to be installed at their homes.  We had a lot of fun there, as well as working very hard, and learned lots of things about the channels that were being added monthly. 
I have stayed friends with these former workmates for many years, and it was so good to see them all.
We met at a restaurant that served Mexican food, and had a good visit.

Mary, Mayling, and Linda. 
Mary is remarkable... she worked at one company for 44 years...worked part time with us...and ushered at the theaters with me for a while, too. 
Terry and me.  (Note to self, time for another hair cut!)
This is how much of a baby I've become... I had to follow Mayling to be sure I got back to where I knew I could get home!  I have not driven all over Kansas City, Missouri for many years, though there was a time I would not have thought anything about hopping in the car and taking off. 
We had a wonderful time visiting, and it was so good to see everyone again, even though we are all long in the tooth now.
Here's a picture of Jackson and one of the babies (still unnamed!) in the henyard this evening.
That's a leaf where Jackson's beak is.  He likes this girl (the bigger one) more than the smaller.  I'm still trying to think of good names for them.

Here's Buddy again, one of my "models".  He is the most beautiful golden color, even though he is a mix, of course.  He has a very rakish comb for a cockerel!
Hope all your Thanksgiving plans are taking shape.  I'll have just a short post tomorrow, as Keith and I will be cooking together for our dinner.


  1. We still don't have cable out here!
    I hate to drive after dark these days.

  2. I used to drive a mail truck at night. At least I was above most cars and critters! I don't care for it now either.

  3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Enjoy your feast!

    M :)

  4. Glad you had a good time with your co workers. I am not comfortable driving in places I have never been, either. It really helps me to look at google maps before I go, and get a picture in my head of where the turns are, and get familiar with street names. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Glad to see your turkeys are walking and gobling!!
    It is fun to get together with ole friends!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving

  7. happy thanksgiving to you!

    i understand about not straying too farm from home or country any more. i enjoy the same 'hermit' tendencies. :)

  8. Buddy is really handsome! I understand not straying far either, but I'm glad you got to get out and meet up with everyone.

  9. I'm glad you got to spend time with your friends! You look great in the picture!!!


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