Life Back Then

We’re running around crazily today, me and Bernie. He has this list, all crumpled and wrinkled now. “What the hell’s celeriac?” he says.

I can’t help him.

At Vin’s Discount Liquors – Vin’s our go-to guy when it comes to booze, is also an old Army buddy of Bernie’s; and isn’t he in book 5? – we run into Otis DeWayne, pushing a full cart. Otis is our weapons expert but he’s also a Civil War reenactor, knows a lot about the past.

“If we could go back to Pilgrim times,” Bernie says, “what would be the first difference we’d notice?”

“That’s easy,” Otis says. “The smell. Everybody stank to high heaven.”

Hey! Sounds interesting!

Welcome Ben, George, Pita (with backpack, great idea).


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100 Responses to “Life Back Then”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:57 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Nice to know about the BO, Chet. Although if everyone smelled the same, would one even notice it? We know Chet would, but maybe not the 2 leggeds.

    Yea, and what is celeriac?

    Today is a busy day for everyone, getting ready for tomorrow. Kelly’s turkey is 29 lbs. He was a big boy! He is now dressed! Didn’t we have this discussion before? heh heh

    G & B, Were you happy with the DWTS winner? We were thrilled. That JR is an amazing young man. The Kardasian kid did a good job too, but the public has more admiration for JR, and the public vote counts.

    How is Dan today?

  2. Melanie
    10:19 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Celeriac is a kind of celery that actually is a root vegetable. Have no idea other than that, never had it, I’m with Bernie.

    Not sure how Dan is. He is going for the echocardiogram today. I think they’ll be doing his blood pressure than. He’s been asked not to take it at home. He was taking it 3 times a day.

    YSAS is in the first 5 minutes of “Unforgotten”. He’s the second cop on the right in two places. I grabbed a screen shot.

  3. B.Stover
    10:35 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Chet, we don’t know what’s in book five.

    Going to class.

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    10:36 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Unfortunately, that would be one of the less attractive things about joining our ancestors for Thanksgiving dinner. Smells abounding. Did one ever get used to it? I wonder…..

    Yay! Another screen shot of YSAS.
    Melanie: I hope you, Zoe and Dan will get some answers today ant that the outlook will be promising.. We love you guys.

    SnowBella: That is a great picture of your dear Howard. Thank you for posting it. What a beautiful member of the Nation he is.

    Greetings everyone!

  5. dawson
    10:37 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Stink! Thanks for the laugh this morning, Bernie. That reminds me…I want a bath before any company arrives.

    Melanie: I tried to see which cop was YSAS but I couldn’t pause the tv at just the right moment. Second from the right. Okay.

  6. OleyHowlers
    11:00 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Everybody!

    Tomorrow, Mom & Pop will be leaving us to have their Thanksgiving dinner, but we are hoping they remember to bring home leftovers for us.
    Tomorrow evening, we are getting company. Mom’s nephew and his friend, and hopefully our cousin Zoey. They will be here for the weekend. Buddy and T.C. are not happy.

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Clarkson!….Yeep!….We forgot to watch that show last night…grump!….Someone was too busy to keep track of the time for me…sniff!

    Shopping!…My friend is sooo very happy she did all of the shopping for tomorrow last weekend…wuffle!….I think she forgot to get some wine, but I’m sure she will remember sometime today if she ever puts down those little bits of paper…heh!

    Beau!…Thank dawg Chet didn’t mention him again today…grunt!…He already gets way more attention than I do from everyone else…grumble!

  8. OleyHowlers
    11:02 am on November 23rd, 2011

    What channel is Unforgettable? We always forget to watch any live T.V. so if its not on our DVR list, we are sol. Must remember to ask Mom to add that one to the season pass.

  9. Masquers
    11:02 am on November 23rd, 2011

    It is the day before the big Feast.
    Lot to do.

  10. Mollypop's Mom
    11:03 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Oh poor neglected Rio.

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Home!….MollysMom, if you want to come get me I will live with you…sniff!… I don’t chase squirrels or anything, but do I know how to find a good TV show…snorkel!

  12. Staff
    11:21 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Operation Migration is going to try to fly today. It is foggy so that is why they are so late today. Take a look…Maybe you will see some rare Whooping Cranes….

  13. Melanie
    11:28 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Riö, Glad your friend has some time off, though it doesn’t sound like she’s resting.

    OleyHowlers: CBS It’s on line on the CBS web site.

    Dawson: He’s the second cop on the right going up the stairs (twice). You can also see him passing the window. He’s the one who’s actually low enough not to be seen. Snicker.

    We told him he was the fittest looking cop there. He laughed and agreed. When he went into wardrobe, they had been fitting guys in their late 30 and 40’s who were portly. YSAS told them his waist size and they said, “Yeah, in your dreams.” I think they had been saying that a great deal that day. His waist actually was what he said!

    Howard was a noble looking member of the Nation Within.

  14. Siber-H
    11:36 am on November 23rd, 2011

    “If we could go back to Pilgrim times”…Dogs didn’t have to take baths either. Those were the days.

    Beautiful photo of Howard…a very handsome dude. You can see the Siber in him.

  15. Melanie
    11:42 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Site: Bathing, Historical Perspecitve

    The word yuck comes to mind . . .

  16. Siber-H
    11:43 am on November 23rd, 2011

    A reminder to everyone to vote for AJ today and every day.

    Rio, If you moved to NY you would need to become a Yankee fan.

  17. Staff
    11:49 am on November 23rd, 2011

    Well drat the birds will not be flying today. The trike went up but it came down again without the cranes.
    (((big sigh.)))
    Well there is always tomorrow. Off to vote for AJ and then help Dawson with the sausage/wild rice dressing.

  18. OleyHowlers
    11:53 am on November 23rd, 2011

    We neglected to say how very handsome Howard is. Looks so Sibe.

  19. Melanie
    12:09 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    The Pack would like to know why dogs have to look like Sibes to be handsome.

  20. Buddy
    12:11 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Hi Masquers, has your bad weather cleared up yet? You have been way under the weather. tee hee !

  21. OleyHowlers
    12:17 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    LOL! Franklin and Mac, you are very handsome too!!!! Just that we Sibe women prefer our guys to be compact and capable of sled-pulling!

    Mom actually likes the look of Irish Wolfhounds better than us. Do you believe it? They always look A MESS !

  22. Barb & Maggie
    12:25 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    We remember some stuff we read about bathing in the medieval times. They usually bathed in the spring, that is why June weddings were popular. Brides were cleaner. Also flowers were carried to cover smells. Small dogs were used to attract the fleas off of the people. Thay often had the dogs sleep with them for that reason.

  23. OleyHowlers
    12:34 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Mom toured Versailles once and was told about how none of those rich people bathed, and neither did they wash those huge, heavy gowns. They used perfume profusely to cover up their BO (not Beau)

  24. Mollypop's Mom
    12:43 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio – I’d love to have you come live with me. I will take very good care of you. You can sit on my lap while we watch all the Yankees games. What fun!

  25. Melanie
    1:00 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    It was decided that Zoe would take Dan to the echocardiogram.

    NAP here I come!

  26. Masquers
    1:05 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Buddy: Thanks for asking. Yes, our weather has been quite extreme lately …pouring rain again last night…but, the worst of it seems to be over. I posted some links on facebookie.

  27. Siber-H
    1:12 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Melanie, we think the Newfs are very handsome and beautiful also…and all other guys and girls of the nation within a nation.

    I know the pack was only teasing with that remark, but what I was really pointing out is that without the Siberian Husky there would be no Alaskan Husky.

  28. dawson
    1:31 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Gingersnap malfunction.

  29. OleyHowlers
    1:33 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Siber-H’s pic is at the top of our page, and Meashka is all a-twitter. Nah, she is not partial to Sibes…not at all 🙂

  30. Buddy
    2:10 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Mom just told me that T.C. and I will have to spend the holiday weekend in the cellar. Reason: the Howlers’ cousin is coming. No Fair. 🙁

  31. Masquers
    2:16 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Leaving for Seattle soon – then to Bainbridge Island tomorrow.
    I’ll be back on the Blog on Friday.
    On this Thanksgiving we are especially grateful for all our friends here at Chet’s Place.
    Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

  32. Siber-H
    2:31 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving, Masquers. Please give Trigger my best.

  33. Melanie
    3:01 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving Masquers and BearSpiritDog! Safe travels. . .

    Dawson, the gingersnaps do not seem to be going well this time.

    I have been shopping. On line. There are no malls here in our area. So it’s the WWMall for us.

  34. Buddy
    3:09 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving, Masquers! Must be fun traveling from one island to another !

  35. OleyHowlers
    3:11 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    The bed is made for our guests, and it has 2 Christmas Cat pillow cases on it !

  36. Melanie
    3:30 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    OleyHowlers: You are much nicer than we are. We have our guests (my guys and gal) make up their beds. At least the sheets and blankets are clean!

    Not sure what’s going on with Dan. They are on the way home. He is having a difficult time with being in our time today.

  37. Snowhook Bella
    3:36 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

    No smoke, no flames, but our fire alarm sounded three times this morning. AJ climbed up and checked the attic just in case. Nothing…

    Three days and three votes cast for AJ the giant.

    Melanie: Thinking of you, Dan and Zoe.

  38. Melanie
    3:38 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    The Polar Bear Cam is not on because it is moving to Wapusk National park of Canada.
    Can’t wait for it to get there. South of Churchill. “Wapusk means “White Bear” in Cree. The park earns its name because it protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear maternity denning areas.” *from Parks Canada website

    On the site they have a video of some of the wildlife and of the bear families.

    I also read “Safety in Polar Bear Country”. Hmmm, I think I’d rather just stay in the vehicle. 🙂

  39. OleyHowlers
    3:50 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Thanks for posting that link, Melanie. The video is awesome. We especially loved watching the babies playing with each other, and snuggling with Mom.

    We are hoping Dan is at peace. We are thinking he is in Sasha’s time, and we don’t know exactly what that means.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:59 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Yankees!… MollysMom, I’ll take my chances here thanks…grunt!….those Damned Yankees!

    Grandma!…. Someone here had to modify the already modified harness #2 for Beau to wear more comfortably….snort!….Neither of those two guys are seamstresses so as my friend was sewing she wondered where her mother had gotten the elastic she’d been using to stretch his harness…wheeze!….Well as she was sewing the top part she noticed the letters KF written in black ink on the white elastic band….heh!… It dawned on her that she was sewing the elastic off of an old pair of Grandma’s panties onto Beaus harness….heh!snort!heh!

  41. Snowhook Bella
    4:09 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    It takes a confident dog comfortable in his own fur to wear ladies undies. I have the feeling Rio is never going to let Beau live this down…

  42. Melanie
    4:27 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    I don’t know Bella.
    I think Riö should give him credit for extreme recycling!

  43. Melanie
    4:44 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Wishing I could afford to send YSAS, OTAS and F to the Snowhook Lead Dog Overnight Adventure!

    Dan’s blood pressure is normal! That’s a hurrah! He’s looking forward to seeing everyone. He’s also trying to set up the TV to watch Wednesday Night Football.

    Sigh . . .

  44. Snowhook Bella
    5:17 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Melanie: When you, YSAS, OTAS and F make it to Alaska, you have a tour on the house.

  45. Rose
    5:41 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Evening All!

    Rebecca: Howard was a very handsome dog!

    Rio: If you moved in with MollyPop’s mom, we could visit!

    Masquers, have a great Thanksgiving, and safe trip!

    Melanie: Glad Dan is felling a bit better. Wish I could go on an iditaride myself….

  46. Barb & Maggie
    5:51 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Melanie, Glad the b.p. is better. Does that seem to help his state of mind, or is that a separate issue? Didn’t know there was Wed. night football, thought it was just Sunday night football!

    We got our peanut butter pie for the grands today, and will be packing up some appetizers to take tomorrow morning. Taking off early, then Jordy is coming to let me out at 11:00. Barb will be back tomorrow evening.

    Hope all have a peaceful and safe day tomorrow.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:08 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Walk!…. She took Beau and grandma’s pants for a little walk today…snort!….Beau let her put that re-pantified harness on him with no problems…wooooo!…. Then they came back and she took me on the Brutal Walk….wheeze!cough!… We are having really nice weather and she is planning on doing this everyday while she is away from the busy-place….grunt! …Now I am starvin’ marvin’….sneeze! ….And Beau has all the bones in his corner…grump!

  48. Barb & Maggie
    6:13 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio, We noticed you are no longer talking about when Beau goes back home. Does that mean what we think? Glad your friend and mama came up with a solution for the battle of the walks.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:24 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Visiting!….Beau will be leaving soon, I’m sure of that….grunt!… He just seems to be staying longer than the usual guests I have to endure….sniff!… Although, he does seem to be making himself at home and does not show signs of missing his people….wuffle!…Probably because of all the great fun he is having here. I rough-house with him when I am in the mood, which isn’t very often. They throw his stupid toy for him and he runs and brings it back to them!…wheeze!…Unbelievable! His toy is a long green worm-looking thing that he carries around. He has no idea how dumb he looks when he does this….heh!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:48 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Interesting!… I think Chet’s post today is very interesting…snort!….We get a tiny glimpse at two of the characters in Book 5 (name to be determined). Vin is someone we have never met before, or I would remember on account of the booze connection…grunt!…I wonder if Uncle Rio buys his booze from ole Vin?….chorkel! …Now Otis De Wayne we have met before. Remember the gob of chew he spit out? ….gah!…I knew he was a weapons expert, but I did not know he was a Civil War reenactor….sneeze!….This is very interesting to me. Yes indeedy!…snort!

  51. Snowhook Bella
    7:14 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio: Me thinks that Beau is there to stay, but I guess time will tell.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    7:22 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio, Rebecca brings up a good point.

    We have been asked to bring Molly’s Mom’s and Sam’s Poppy Seed Dressing for the dinner tomorrow, so have to go whip it up. That is quite a compliment, girls.

  53. Melanie
    7:28 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Tomorrow we are having crab cakes as the family Thanksgiving is on Friday. I will be making TYB’s Remoulade Sauce!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Guessing!….Rebecca is just guessing out loud – that doesn’t make it so…sniff!… Beau is already 5 years old and he has a family of his own and all his stuff is at his family’s house….grunt!…Oh wait, all his stuff is here in a closet….wheeze! cough!…I’m sure he will not be here for Christmas…gurgle!

  55. Snowhook Bella
    7:43 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    It is only a guess, but—if I do say so myself—a very good guess, plus when I asked the Magic 8 ball, the response said, “All signs point to snort.”

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:46 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Eight!….Beau’s head is like an Eight-Ball….grunt!…Only flat on top…heh!

  57. Melanie
    7:59 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Holiday!….Well, it seems like I am here on the blog alone now. All alone and home for the Holidays….snort!… We just had some chili for supper and now she is snarfing down pumpkin pie…yeep!yeep!… I want some pumpkin pie! Beau and I got some chili beans even though she knows she is courting danger….heh!

  59. Siber-H
    8:52 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    I’m here and we are home for the Holidays also.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    8:56 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    We are still here, but leaving soon, to get ready for Barb’s trip tomorrow. Rio, hope and your small party have fun. Sometimes small is good.

    Barb’s group will be 7 adults and 8 kids, 2 Newfies and 1 not very friendly French Bulldog. Barb won’t take me because the kids run in and out all the time, and they do not have a fenced yard. She says she would worry about me, so I get to stay home. She is bringing me some turkey, so it will be ok.

    Wonder how Kirby, Macy and Wolfie’s boys are doing.

    Hi to Liz, too. Although she is not celebrating Thanks Giving Day tomorrow.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Turkey!….They’ve got a 6 pound turkey breast and her mother is fretting about how long to cook it…heh!…You’d think after all these years she would know by now..sniff!…My friend says she “cannot use a BAG to cook the turkey!”…heh!…This I think has thrown mother for a loop.

  62. Snowhook Bella
    8:59 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Reporting for duty. I am home for the evening. AJ is in town and just called to say he is bringing home a pizza. Yum!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Barb!… Why is the Frenchie unfriendly? …snort!…Does he bite when someone tries to put a harness on him?…heh!…Or is he just stand-offish and keeps to himself?…wuffle!

    Ghost!..Busters! We are watching the original Ghost Busters…heh!…Still good after all those years…sniff!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rebecca!…Did you ever get the Little Gift Card orders straightened out?…snort!…Can you say who finally ended up with one of the first three, or is that against the rules and regulations of the MMCS?…wuffle!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    SiberH!….Have you been able to find out what your gals menu is for tomorrow, the big big big Turkey day extravaganza?….snort! burp!….Burping Pumkin pie! …woooo!…I love this holiday, because all rules about feeding me anything are relaxed a lot….heh!…The only issue is now I have to share with Beau…sniff! … He is not the expert begging machine that I am though, so I have that advantage…gruffle!

  66. Siber-H
    9:27 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Yep, I know what we are having, Rio. It’s very traditional.
    Mom made the cranberries and candied sweet potatoes and apple pie today. Turkey breast, stuffing, and mashed potatoes tomorrow.
    Mom thinks candied sweet potatoes might be a north/south thing. If you come from below the Mason/Dixon line, you have candied sweet potatoes.
    We are breaking tradition this year by not having pumpkin pie.

  67. Snowhook Bella
    9:38 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    I wonder who is winning? Dawson or the ginger snaps?

    Rio: I have a SDD to that one person about that one thing.

  68. Staff
    9:45 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    We are having our traditional Thanksgiving dinner also.
    Giblet Gravy.
    Wild rice and sausage dressing (Jimmy Deans, 2 regular and 1 hot). Turkey.
    Smashed Pots.
    This year we are going to have roasted root veggies instead of the broccoli/bacon/cheese salad.
    We don’t like candied sweet potatoes but we are having a sweet potato and apple side dish.
    My brother (the TurtleMan)is makeing a pie. Dad requested cherry. I don’t know if he is also makeing a pumpkin one or not.

    I just made myself hungry. 😀

  69. Sam
    9:46 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio, the building the Ghost Busters movie was filmed in is where my family stayed when they went on the college tour last year. Everything was calm – none of that stuff was going on.

  70. Staff
    9:47 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Oh Rebecca! Snicker. Those ginger snaps won big time. I will let Dawson tell you all her troubles. She is doing dishes right now. I finished doing the dishes about 45 minutes ago. It has been a day of constant dishes.

  71. Siber-H
    9:49 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Sam, nothing was going on in that building because the Ghost Busters took care of the ghosts. They must have done a good job.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Menu!….Here is what I have found out so far from much eavesdropping and also listening in on conversations….snort!….We are going to have TURKEY! And then Potatoes and TURKEY gravy…wheeze!…If that is not enough, we are going to have Cottage with Green just for someone I know, …heh!…Then even on top of all that they are going to make Broccoli with cheese sauce and maybe some dinner rolls from a tube. Because she finally remembered to go to Vin’s Discount liquor store, they are going to wash all that goodness down with cheap but really tasty sparkling wine….burp!

  73. Barb & Maggie
    9:59 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio, The Frenchie is friendly with little children, he just doesn’t like other dogs very much. He tolerates the Newfies, but they are so laid back that if he gets snarky with them they doen’t seem to realize it. I on the other hand am very friendly with other dogs, but if he gets in my face and starts something, I might have to put him in his place. Comprendo?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Plus!…. I over-heard that there is an unopened box of creamed cheese and my friend is itching to make something with it for dessert…sniff!….We both found out that the pumpkin pie from the store is NO GOOD…grunt!…Not at all like the home-made grandma used to make every Thanksgiving, that’s for damned sure….wuffle1

  75. Tyb
    10:07 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    I think the best way to cook a turkey breast is to rinse the breast with cool water, pat it dry, and put it in a crock pot on low heat until done. When my dad was working, he’d put the breast in the crock pot in the morning when he left for work and when he came home after work it was beautifully done. No need to add anything else to the pot.
    No water, no spice, “no nothing”. On low heat the average breast would cook in about 8 hours on low. You can raise the setting to high if you want it to cook faster. When a friend told him to cook the breast in the crock pot without adding anything, he thought she was crazy. He tried it and it’s the only way he’ll cook a turkey breast since.

  76. Snowhook Bella
    10:09 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    For several years, AJ and I have celebrated Thanksgiving a la Hungry Man Turkey TV dinners. Our menu choice was in large part due to our lack of an oven. Last year and this year we’ve been invited to Mick and Jodi’s, not giants, for turkey day. Mick will be in charge of carving and the rest of us will be in charge of eating. We are bringing store-bought-with-love pumpkin pie—Jodi’s favorite.

  77. Tyb
    10:10 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    What is Cottage with Green?

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Staff!…What is smashed pots?…heh!…Is that one of your weird ways of saying mashed tators?….wuffle!… You guys seem to cook and cook and cook and you don’t really have all that much more than my friend is going to make almost all by herself..sniff!…What’s up with that? …heh!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!…heh!…You must have missed out on all the conversations regarding Cottage and Green…snort!… It is simply 4% cottage cheese mixed with green onions. My friend loves it. It has to be on all holiday menus, or else!…heh!…Simple but very good. Just ask Dawson. I even like it in moderation mixed with tators and turkey gravy….wheeze!

  80. Siber-H
    10:15 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    TYB, Mom is going to try that…maybe not tomorrow, but soon. That method is so simple. I don’t think even she could mess it up.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!…Was this crockpot turkey breast skinless or was it one of the fresh turkey breasts with bone and that are about as big as a big crock pot?…wuffle!

  82. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:21 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Sorry I worried some of you because I haven’t been around in awhile, but it’s all Mom’s fault! After she got back from her trip she tried to get caught up on the blog, but she was gone a week, and that’s a lot of stuff to read! Plus, my girl’s boyfriend — her very special boyfriend — is coming from Nashville to spend Thanksgiving weekend with us, and Mom and Dad and my girl have been cleaning the house almost non-stop. And on top of that, Mom couldn’t even get catch up while she was at work, because one of the people at her library isn’t working there anymore. And a couple more were on vacation, and with just 8 people working there to begin with, that meant everyone else had to hop to it!!!

    Anyway, now I’m back. We still haven’t totally caught up on the blog, but I’m just not going to worry about it. I was able to see some of the entries for the past couple of days, although Mom couldn’t read what happened while she was at the library because she knew she’d cry. Rebecca, we were so sorry to hear about Howard. Losing someone you love is so, so hard. But is sounds like Howard was lucky to find you when he did, so you can take some comfort in that. He was one good-looking dog — Those Girls said so!

    My girl is doing some of the preperation for tomorrow — turkey here, yum!!! — so I’m going to have to go supervise. So far tonight she knocked an open bottle of red food coloring on the floor — red EVERYWHERE! — and caught the cookbook on fire when the ceiling fan blew the book over and it hit a lit candle. Oh, and then the cookbook burnt the wood on top of the island. Dad was a bit upset, but Mom’s pretty cool about it. The island top is made of “reclaimed” heart pine — it used to be somebody’s hardwood floor — so it was pretty worn to begin with. Now Mom says the top has even more character, and we’ll have a story to tell!!!

    See y’all later!

  83. Siber-H
    10:27 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Welcome back Kirby!

    TYB? I have the same question about the turkey breast as Rio?

  84. Staff
    10:29 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Yes Rio. Smashed Pots are mashed potatoes. And Kirby. Sounds like your day was even more exciting than Dawson’s. At least she didn’t start any fires!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Kirby!…heh!…Leave it to Agent Kirby to blog and run…snort!…I hope his girl does not burn down the whole house tonight before Kirby gets to have some TURKEY!…chorkel!

  86. Snowhook Bella
    10:37 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Kirby! You have been missed!

  87. Barb & Maggie
    10:44 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    We were just watching a bit of The Biggest Loser and they said to make fake smashed pots with califlower and white beans pureed with some chicken broth. We think we will stick with the real thing! Barb’s very favorite thing is the dressing. Her mom used to make it with bread and some cornbread, and she used the giblets. Kelly won’t use those, but her dressing is still pert nir as good.

    Barb just ordered 11-22-63, the new S.King book from B & N. It was about $20.00, so she splurged and bought it. Has anyone finished it yet?

    We are going to say good night. Glad to hear from Kirby. What a night at your house!

  88. Macy the Min-pin
    10:44 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Just in case anyone wants to know, letting a lot of cleaning slide all year makes for one flurry of cleaning the day before people are coming. This year there will only be 8 two leggeds compared to 20 last year. This is just mom’s mother, her sis and bil and their 3 girls and our Angie. Mom says that if anybody wants the place cleaner, they are welcome to pick up a rag. It looks fine from where I sit, except there is not enough dog hair now. Heh,heh, Belle will take care of that in no time.

    BlueKat, in case you are lurking, thanks a whole bunch, and Angie is fine, just has to repeat the test in 3 months.

    All this cleaning has exhausted me. Happy T-Day y’all.

    Macy out.

    (oh, and of course, Biddie and Holly)

  89. dawson
    10:47 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio: Grandma’s panties made me laugh out loud. Poor Beau! I am glad he got the harness on without any biting involved and got his walk. Will you guys ever go for a walk together?

    Melanie: Yes. Those spicy gingersnaps got the better of me this year and that has never happened before. However, the wrong way of making them may invent a new recipe. We are experimenting.

    Happy Thanksgiving to All.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Brother!…Where Art Thou?…snort!… I wonder what brother Redbone is going to do tomorrow?…sniff!…I know he said he had his place saved for the turky, or something like that…heh!…Here’s hoping he has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!..chorkel!

  91. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Barb, Mom finshed the new Stephen King book. She thinks it is one of his best books. King apparently did a lot of research to write this book and it shows. We hope you like it. Mom says she just got “lost” in it.
    Mom does not like all SK books.

  92. TUpper and Gilly
    10:58 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    hi everyone.
    Mama and Dad are all settled in at their hotel after setting ip all afternoon at the show. The building is all locked up tomorrow, then the show starts first thing Friday morning.
    So tomorrow they are taking A DAY OFF!!! woohooo!!
    Their thanksgiving menu:
    Breakfast in bed with hot coffee and homemade donuts.
    Then they plan to lay around watching movies and nibbling a variety of noshies
    Then for dinner, the hotel fridge is full of a whole bunch of lobsters, all cooked and ready to drown in butter
    And pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
    Now THAT is a day to be thankful for!
    (that and all our friends of the blog-we are VERY thankful for you)

  93. Tyb
    10:59 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    It was a fresh turkey breast with the skin on and the bones in.

  94. dawson
    11:02 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    We didn’t start any fires that Staff knows about. Heh. heh. ‘Nuff said. Staff wants me to throw all the good gingersnap dough out! She is not a cook that rolls with the punches. She was smacking her lips when she had a vanilla ice cream in a gingersnap cone. I heard her. And I say the whipped cream filled cones were delish as well. And the crumbs will make a great cheesecake crust so…no…the gingersnaps did not win. Or maybe it was a win/win.

  95. dawson
    11:06 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Rio: Your friend is very brave to feed you and Beau beans! Or crazy.
    T&G: That is a great hotel! Enjoy your day of rest before the show.
    I’m off to read a Tony Hillerman. Staff has all of them.

  96. Siber-H
    11:09 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    I am making mom turn in now so she can get me to the dog park in the morning and then come home and start cooking soon afterwards.

    night all

  97. Tyb
    11:10 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    I like your mom’s attitude about letting the company pick up a rag if they want the place cleaner than it is. My dad used to have an aunt who never worried about the state of her house when company was coming. She always said, “If someone comes to see me, he’s welcome anytime of the day or night. If he comes to see how I keep house, he might as well keep on going straight to Hell.”

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Dawson!… Even though I loved grandma to pieces and she is the only one I really ever listened to, I wouldn’t be caught dead walking down the street with her panties along side me….grunt!

    Photo!…Me and grandma June 2010…snort!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!….Thanks for that TURKEY breast recipe!…snort!….My friend has made note of it and I’m sure she will try it one day – not tomorrow, but one day very soon as both her and I love love love TURKEY!….Wooooo!

  100. Staff
    11:48 pm on November 23rd, 2011

    Mr Staff showed me this. I think the poor husky is in pain!

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