Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day 2007

“. . . [B]urnished by the sun” (part of a line from El Gallo in The Fantasticks, one of the longest running plays on Broadway) pretty much describes these oaks. Despite the recent high temperatures, at least the trees now look like fall.

Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday usually ascribed to a celebration by the Pilgrims in 1622. We Virginians know that the real first Thanksgiving happened at Berkeley Plantation seventeen months before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts.

Among the things I’m thankful for is that Dr. C at Blue Ridge Podiatry removed part of my ingrown toenail on Monday. This removal didn’t hurt nearly as much as the one last July and was kind of interesting to watch. He only removed a tiny sliver but the pain instantly subsided. Amazing how such a small thing can be an irritation while it’s there but such a big relief when it’s gone.

Now I’m only limping on one foot and even that one’s getting better.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Blogger Amy Hanek said...

Ahhhh... something to be thankful for! Enjoy your turkey day!

8:59 AM  

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