First I will finish up my last blog with pictures of some cards the children made for the veterans and handed out. David got a few of them.
See the soldiers on that one?
David loves getting these. A lot of these children have mothers in the military. Some came in their military uniforms. I think it’s wonderful that this school takes the time to honor veterans.
This past weekend was fun. First of all, David took me to the Hobnob Restaurant in Nashville, IN, which is a nice little restaurant in an old building with antique memorabilia along the walls. The food is like homemade and they even serve liver and onions which I have had before and it was very good, but this time I got a Rueben sandwich because I hardly ever get these and it was so delicious. I ordered some hot chocolate and it came with a pile of whipped cream on it.
Then we went to the music center in Nashville, which has taken the place of the Nashville Opry that burned down years ago. David had bought tickets for us to see a Beatles impersonators show. We were about eleven rows back in the center and those were really good seats as we could see the stage. When I saw the real Beatles back in the sixties, I was way up in the peanut gallery in the coliseum at the state fair in Indianapolis and the people on stage looked like ants.
Girls were screaming and jumping on the chairs. My brother, who took us to the fair, had no tickets but got some outside and got front row seats and told us what a good view he had of the Beatles and we were so jealous. Our tickets cost three dollars. I don’t know what he paid for his.
Anyway, fast forward to now and we were going to see the Beatles again although not the real ones. When they came out on stage, they did look like them, but when they started playing I thought, “Oh, no, some high school boys formed a band and think they sound like the Beatles!” But you know what? As the show progressed, those young men morphed into the real Beatles and sounded just like them. It was an amazing show. I knew the words to almost every song, unlike today where I know the words to no popular songs. But I did not know I was going to get in a rumble before long.
You see, I don’t like cellphones all that well and I don’t like people showing up late for a show. So as the program progressed and the Beatles were into their second song, four what looked like high school girls came noisily in with their cans and glasses of beer and sat in front of us and began to immediately hold up their phones to video the show. They would do this constantly. They also were singing loudly and throwing up their arms to where people in front of them could not see. David and I were two of those people. I could tell people around them were getting uncomfortable. I could deal with all that, but then they all four stood up in front of us and began dancing. They were the only ones doing this except for four old ladies farther up who were trying so hard to act cool. I stood it for as long as I could and then I reached over the seat in front of me and grabbed one of the girl’s coats and laid it on the back of her seat and she turned around and said, “What are you doing?!” To which I answered her, “We bought tickets to see those guys up on stage, not you girls.” Well, have you ever heard cats screech? One of the girls turned around and acted so offended that we should want to see the show. I just laughed and came up close to their faces and said, “And I can get you all thrown out, too.” At that, three of them sat down and muttered among themselves while one kept dancing and then she left. Later she came back and got the other three and they all left and we all clapped. Believe me. I am not a brave person, but obnoxious people should never be allowed to get away with being obnoxious. Those girls did not know who they were dealing with. I was prepared to go to the mat. What movie is that from? Anyway, after the show one of the people sitting next to us thanked us for getting those girls to behave. Why are people so afraid to confront bad behavior? I don’t like fights, but I was willing to get into one because those girls were taking the fun away from the rest of us.
But we enjoyed the show so much. There was an intermission and then they came back as the new Beatles with their fancy, colorful clothes they wore in the Yellow Submarine. I knew most of those songs, too, although by that time in the Beatles’ career, I was a young married mother. But I always loved and will always love the Beatles.
Sunday we went to our first Thanksgiving dinner. Oh, my, the food. There was so much. We got to see our older grandchildren.
This is our oldest grandson with his girlfriend. They are so cute together.
Our oldest and only granddaughter. She’s got another year and a half of college and is going to try to get into Harvard for her masters. She wants to be a museum curator or someone who designs and sets up museum exhibits or something to do with museums. She’s a straight A student so I don’t think she will find it hard to get into Harvard.
Our daughter and her oldest son.
Her youngest son. Her husband was out hunting deer. He’s already got one. He makes his own deer sausage which is very good and about the only venison I can stand to eat. They eat a lot of venison.
I didn’t get a picture of my other red headed grandson. He is going to be the tallest of my grandchildren, I believe. He is fourteen and already six feet tall. I don’t know where his height comes from because we all are shorties except his dad who is six feet.
It was a fun weekend. Now it’s my turn to cook and have another gang for Thanksgiving. Also Polo, where David works, is having a two hour sale for employees only Thanksgiving day. I don’t like shopping on Thanksgiving, but this sale will be too good to pass up and everybody likes Ralph Lauren clothes.
While we were in Nashville at the motel we watched a program about Ralph Lauren on HBO. From what I learned about him, he is a family man and puts his family before going to parties in the Hamptons. I like him for that. He has certainly given many family men a paycheck through the years. And his clothes are really nice.
Well, I hope you all have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I will see you on the other side. Bye.