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Bloviating Zeppelin: Thanksgiving, 2009:

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving, 2009:

First: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, to each and every one of my Dedicated Readers and Usual Suspects, and to everyone who may pass by my blog as you ebb and flow into the internet stream.

Thanksgiving, 2009, really doesn't mean much to me -- and Christmas won't mean much either. In the photo above is Dad's last Thanksgiving, 2008. He was in a wheelchair. But the whole family rallied 'round and he actually had an appetite. It was a great night. Except for the part where we had to take him back to the nursing facility.

My father passed away February 11th of this year. The best Christmas recently? 2007. My Dad, brother and wife came up to the cabin and I had tons of presents for all. Dad was walking, happy, mobile, and living in his house, driving his car. There were more presents under my tree than before or since. Ah, memories.

This really is a day of thanks. I'm thankful for my family, that I'm walking erect and that I still have a job. I'm working Thanksgiving and Christmas day and New Years Day. I have no kids. My fellow Supervisors have kids and actual families. I'm working today so they can enjoy.

My cats want me to just open up the can and be quiet.

Tomorrow is another day.



Z, I don't know how you do it. God bless you.


Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

I worked my share of holidays in my time. I didn't like it, but it was my contribution to society. I miss my dad as I'm sure you miss yours. But remember the rest of your family and celebrate with them. Your dad is with God and is enjoying his reward. I talk to my dad everyday and thank God for the time I had to learn from him. That was a blessing I cannot forget. God bless you and your family.

Wed Nov 25, 06:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LOT: of course, I've done that as well. But with 30+ years on, I'm still working the holidays. Only this time, so that the folks with actual families and kids can have the time. I'm just Zombie'ing through 2009. Got my Christmas presents all wrapped and set up in the living room. But, this year, no tree, no lights, no nothing. Well, okay, except for the wreath on my gate to the street and the wreath on my house. Inside? Nothing. Just not worth it. Just not feeling it. Not interested in expending the energy.

I'd like this all to go by and I'd like 2010 to enter.

It's ALL, just another day. And another day. And another day.


Thu Nov 26, 12:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

A Happy Thanksgiving with to you, Mr. Z!

Family is, indeed, most important and I will share my day with such family as I have. A day of rest, however, is not to be...

Thu Nov 26, 02:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks AJ, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Thu Nov 26, 08:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger dons_mind said...

thanks bz - and i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving day also! we have much to be thankful for.....

Thu Nov 26, 05:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dee said...

Happy Thanksgiving BZ!!!

Thu Nov 26, 11:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

The first Thanksgiving without your dad...

z without Mr. z...

I hope and pray that you made the most out of this weekend and spent quality time with friends and family.

Sat Nov 28, 08:52:00 AM PST  

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