We had a very nice holiday with all the grandkids, great-grandkids and my niece, Milana, from Los Angeles. We set places for 14 people and we had two babies there.

The menu was great, but nothing out of the ordinary. The big change for this year was, every family provided a dish, desert or side. I had to do the greens and gumbo. Barbara Morris provided dressing, yams and potato salad. Ophelia made a very good pound cake and mac & cheese. Barbara did a pan of turkey wings and passed out pecan candy to everyone. Quaell provided a ham. we had Patty La Bell sweet potato pies along with a lot of drinks and juice.

Before dinner, Barbara blessed the food and prayed for all present and our relatives that have passed on, plus the ones that could not be present, especially Myeshia Whitfield, who was with us last year by suffered a problem that has her on a long recovery path this year. We ate dinner and then asked everyone to tell what they are thankful for this year. There were some very interesting comments.

The girls, Liz, Bianca, Ophelia and Milana all went to New Orleans to the Bayou Classic (won by Grambling). They had a nice time, staying overnight and going out on the city. Barbara and I watched on the TV.

The car is back up on jack-stands for the Winter. I don’t have anything to do to it. It is running better than it has in the past, so, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I can’t wait until next season so I can drive and win a few more rounds!

We are all getting ready for a great Christmas season. Barbara and I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!