The food was great! I made a big pot of Gumbo with crabs, sausage, shrimp, okra and many, many seasonings. Barbara cooked turkey and a mess of collards. We had Honey Baked ham, pies, cakes and lots of other stuff. We had a few visitors and lots of calls from friends and relatives.

Before dinner, Barbara, Jeremy, Liz and myself gave thanks to God for all the blessings that we have had during the past year and during our lives.

Monday, the family celebrated grand daughter¬†Myeshia Whitfield’s 20th birthday¬†at the house. We had cake and ice cream and I made a large pot of Jambalaya, with crabmeat, shrimp and sausage. Her brother Avery, a few friends and all of her cousins were there to help her celebrate.

After the food, we watched The Saints beat the Cowboys (In Jerry’s House)! Then the J – E – T – S, Jets, Jets, Jets won last night. Revis put it to Owens. Stay away from Revis Island!

During the past week, through Facebook, I managed to re-connect with my niece, Milana. She is in NYC. We have not seen each other since my sister passed away a few years ago. Milana just turned 21 and is about to enter Fashion Design school.

I was privileged to listen to Kevin’s new engine earlier this week. I can’t wait to see it run in Kevin’s truck. After the normal shakedown and adjustments, it should give some good numbers. The engine, transmission and converter will all be new.

Mine is still on the jackstands. I will be helping Kevin with his truck until he gets it running correct.