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.