Wishes for everyone, on what will likely be an abbreviated and or sad day from the norm for many, a thoughtful and as enjoyable a day as possible, under whatever circumstances ones finds themselves in.
For the first time since the grandboys were born (in 1993 and 1998) I will not be sitting down to a Thanksgiving Day feast with them. Number #1 grandboy and his wife are here from Hunter Army Air Field, #2 grandboy is home from college and while my son is overseas (here is hoping he will be home for Christmas, but no guarantees that will happen this year) we had planned on preparing our “normal” feast of the day, while watching the National Dog Show on the TV in the kitchen, the parades on the TV in the living room and going to a movie in the evening, after cleaning up from our meal that we have gotten on the table mid-afternoon.
But alas, this is not to be...not this year...a young man that works with my daughter-in-law tested positive for COVID Monday, he along with his sister who also works there still live at home with their father who is one of the owners and my DIL’s boss—so, while my DIL has no symptoms and they wore masks faithfully at work, (she was tested on Tuesday but no results yet) we have changed up our plans.
We were to gather at my house last night for dinner (yellow rice and chicken, broccoli and Sister Schubert rolls). Of course this plan was aborted as I had not been around them since Sunday. I still prepared the meal, keep back my portion and packed up the rest and sat it out in the garage where grandboy #1 picked it up and took it for their dinner at my DIL’s house. Today, I will still prepare the fruit salad I was to bring over there for today which one of the boys will pick up later while bringing me a portion of all our normal items and we will have our meal together but separate and of course there will be no movie at a theater this evening. We are thankful we haven’t lost anyone we love this year and remember those who have in our prayers.
I got all of them except for #10 (I got the second blanks, but not the first blanks) and #20; however, when I saw the answers I had total recall.
This is a test for us 'older kids'! The answers are printed below, (after the questions) but don't cheat! Jot down YOUR answers, THEN look below.
01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.
02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _ _________ Show.
03. 'Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.'
04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to _____ _ _____.'
05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, __ __.'
06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____.'
07. Nestle's makes the very best.... _________.'
08. Satchmo was America’s
'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ______ ___________.
09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______.
10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named ______ _ ______ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________ '
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their ______ _______.
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? _ & _____.
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to _______ ____________.
14 We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called __________.
15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ______ _____ .
17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____!
18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? Only The _____ Knows!
19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash". Its name was the ______ ______!
20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as its Logo/Representative. What was the boy's name? ________
01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco
17. Howdy Doody Time
19. Monster Mash
For our 'older' friends, (Better known as Seniors.) It will drive them crazy! And keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.