Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania

Tue, Nov 21, 2006 Wed, Nov 22, 2006 Thu, Nov 23, 2006 Fri, Nov 24, 2006

I left the office at 1130 to pick up luggage and Mother. We proceeded to JWJ to collect Lyd for the trip north. We got to the JAX airport in plenty of time to board our flight to Philadelphia (PHL). Air traffic delays in PHL forced a one hour delay in departure, so we scarfed a little "airport pizza" before departing. Once there, we collected luggage and the rental car and arrived at Kate and Sal's home in Wyomissing at 2230. She had plenty of snacks for us. We convinced them to go to bed.

Sal left for school before 0500. Kate had to work in the morning, as it is Wednesday. We went shopping for essentials and then relaxed in the house. The evening was spent with Kate, Sal, Santo and Anne at Kate and Sal's home. They fixed filet mignon's, potatoes and stir-fried veggies. Salad followed the meal in Italian tradition.

Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings and 22 members of  the family was at Ann and Santo's. Lyd's cold is worse and she really feels lousy, so she stayed behind and slept. The #2 surprise of the day came when Andrew Martin, known to be in Iraq, called from Colorado Springs and talked to the family. Surprise #1 came when his brother Matt arrived WITH ANDREW.

We left the Wyomissing house at 1030 for the trek back to the airport and back to Jacksonville for Mother, Lyd and Me. Dinner was at Chung King.

Wednesday's Dinner party in Wyomissing

Thanksgiving dinner was for 22!

Santo and Audrey
Kate, Audrey and Sal
Sal, Lyd and Kate
Santo, Audrey, Ann, Sal, Kate and Tom
Ann decorated individual cookies as placeholders A nice broccoli salad was one a several veggies.
Sal serves the 1st course of rigatoni These tarts were one of several desserts
Rigatoni, meatballs and sausage David, Ben, Anna, Matt and Andrew Martin.

Kate and Sal have acquired a greyhound from Greyhound Rescue. His name is Captain Jack Sparrow, or just "Jack."