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Monday, November 30, 2009

Weekend Happenings

We spent Thanksgiving at my son's house and had a wonderful time. We had the usual turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls, mashed potatoes and, of course, dessert. We had pumpkin, apple and pecan pie.

When we got home, I found a bag on my front porch. It seems that my cousin, Vera, came to my house while I was gone. She left me some goodies she had picked up at yard sales this summer. She knows I love wheat dishes and brought me this wheat gravy boat. I love it. Thank you, Vera!
Isn't it beautiful?

We did not get up early and go shopping on Friday, but we were greeted with snow flurries when we got up. Our first snow of the season!

Saturday we went to Sissonville High School and watched the Hillbreed. I posted about them before, they are a great bluegrass band. They can play anything. I especially love the fiddle and banjo. The fiddle player is great!

They are a bunch of cut ups and are so fun to watch.

We also went to Town Center Mall on Saturday. Charley went to look at cameras. When we were there, I saw Borders express. I said, "Let's go see if Christmas Traditions is on their shelves." It was! It was exciting to actually see it in the bookstore. It's the second book from the left. For those of you who don't know, I have a short story in it.

I took down and put away my fall decorations today and Charley has just about finished putting up the outside Christmas lights.

So, what have you been doing since Thanksgiving?


  1. How exciting-I'll have to go there and get one of the books with your story. I still haven't gotten to read it. All I do is work-24 hours overtime this pay period and still 2 more days of my week left. I'll be ready for this Holiday season to be over.

  2. Isn't that so cool, to see a book with your name in it in a bookstore!

  3. How exciting!!! Your story is on the shelf! I'll look for it!

  4. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving-how nice of Vera to leave you some goodies. And I'm sure it made your day to see the book.

  5. Hey Janet!

    What a great cousin Vera is to you! That gravy boat is just beautiful!

    How exciting it is that you got to see your book at the bookstore at the mall! You're moving on up!

    Is the man playing the banjo named Gary? He looks like a man that my husband used to work with.

  6. So sweet of you to post about the gravy boat. Wilma and Cleon ask me to go to hear the Hillbreed but I had already made a commitment to go to a tupperware party,

  7. Looks like you had a little Christmas early. I like the wheat pattern, too.
    I love bluegrass, but rarely get to see any live bands play it.
    Let's see...we've been working on fence in between rain showers. I am so tired of this rain. We can work for a day then it rains and we have to wait for it to dry up for a day or so.

  8. Once upon a time I had a 4 place setting of those wheat dishes but years ago I gave them away. I can't tell you how many times I've wished for them back! blessings, marlene

  9. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.
    Why didn't you call or stop in when you were so close. I would have liked to have gone to that sing...should have asked me. I won't go by myself. Jim Edens' gospel sing is tonight. You just have to bring can food.


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