Opened with gym: legs and shoulders, then off to our weekly dem lunch, where we discussed the election for state chair.
We had dinner at jakes on lake - http://www.jakes-onthelake.com/
I had blogged earlier this week that I had seen an article about a WWII vet named Jim Schaefer, with whom I thought I had worked in 1963-5.
It was in fact him. He called me tonight, and we had a long, good, conversation: Jim will be 90 in Oct, and he was cheered by the memories I brought back. I had many managers over the years, and – as I told him – he was one of the best: he had respect for the individual, was empathetic, and gave us room to succeed.
Old men living in the past? Not! ”The grand experiences of youth become the fond memories of maturity, and each is appreciated in its own time…” (Aphorism, cf pervo, 1991)
I rode my trusty stationary bike for 60 minutes – over 15 miles.
In the morning, I read an article about a WWII veteran named James Schaefer, and I thought it was a man for whom I had worked during 1963-5 at Harshaw Chemical. (see http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/04/war_was_a_matter_of_science_an.html)
I went to the gym (chest, abdoms, misc), came home, and I worked on my 1960 mini.
In the evening, it was an ACLU board meeting in Oberlin.
I wrote an email to Brian Albrect of the PD, asking for contact information for Mr. Schaefer.
To start the day, I did some org work in the shop and garage, then
I cleaned the guest bedroom, the bathrooms and vacuumed, getting ready for the arrival of our daughter Valerie, our son Allen, and his wife Sarah (Valerie’s husband works in retail).
I prepped the grill to roast the turkey, and Sharon and I got it on the spit and in the grille…
Valerie arrived with her dog Laila, and she and Sharon worked on dinner.
Valerie and Sharon working on dinner.
Allen and Sarah arrived, and we had a fine dinner
Thanksgiving Nov 26, 2011
After dinner, we stood by a fire I had made in the pit.
late fall fire 2011
I rode my bike for 60 minutes at the end of the day.
N.B.: the calendar in my shop said thanksgiving was Nov 26, and we celebrated it as so. The calendar was for 2009, not 2011, but with a Hooters calendar, one can miss the year…