My long-time good buddy Jim from Stratford Ontario suggested we get together for a coffee this morning so Pheebs and I had a destination. A quick walk at our spot under cloudy 64F skies and then off to Clinton's Tim Hortons to get a coffee to go. Ten minutes later we arrived at a little sports Park at the east end of Seaforth. Jim was already there and we soon had our lawn chairs set up alongside a parking lot at the Park's south end. Of course, Pheebs was after Jim right away because Jim had some snacks. A southeast wind made it feel a bit cool but I had foreseen that and dressed warmly in a T-shirt, two long-sleeved shirts, and a lite nylon jacket. Jim and I chalked up about two and a half hours with much of that time spent on events south of the border. Of course, we covered many of the older bases as well and I always come away feeling better about things after talking to Jim. It was 11:45 when we wrapped things up and none too soon. I had heard thunder while sitting there and within minutes of leaving the Park, I had my windshield wipers going full tilt as the landscape came under a heavy deluge of rain. I had planned on taking some colorful Autumn photos on the way home but the downpour put an abrupt end to those thoughts. The rain finally ended sometime in the afternoon and skies brightened.
Not once today or in previous days did I think of it being our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. Well, that is not until about 20 minutes after our good neighbor Monica phoned and asked me to pick up a food order at Bayfield's Hub On The Docks restaurant at 4 p.m. She had phoned in for two take-out Thanksgiving dinners complete with pumpkin pie. Now that was right nice of Monica to do that. She has brought several heated meals over for me these past couple of months plus a nice pork roast one day which I did myself in the oven. Monica has been our good neighbor for nearly 19 years now. In another week she will fly off to Florida for the winter.
Two elderly ladies meet at the launderette after not seeing one another for some time. After inquiring about each other's health, one asked how the other's husband was doing. "Oh! Ted died last week. He went out to the garden to dig up a cabbage for dinner, had a heart attack, and dropped dead right there in the middle of the vegetable patch!" "Oh dear! I'm so very sorry," replied her friend. "What did you do?" "Opened a can of peas instead."