Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving on "Whiskey Row"

By now your bellies have been filled a few times. You've munched on turkey sandwiches, finished up the pumpkin pies, and swear you can't eat another thing......until tomorrow!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I came from a large family, so holidays are quite special for me. And although I love wintering in Arizona, I sure do miss my family around this time.

Thankfully I have a large group of friends who are my second family, and we all gathered together for the holiday.

Carol and Sandy, who are crazy, wonderful cousins, had an open invitation for Thanksgiving for anyone who wanted to attend the party.

About 40 people wanted to attend.

Everyone was assigned something to bring. Carol and Sandy each made a turkey, and Don, someone who didn't attend (they had other plans) but voluntarily made a deep-fried turkey and donated it to the "cause".


We have some very talented people in the group. They set up an impromptu band and played and sang before and after dinner.

Here are the set up tables, just waiting for the hungry people to feast on their holiday meal.

All the hungry people, where do they all come from?

More hungry people

There's ALWAYS room for dessert!

Then it was time to work all of that food off.

Some chose to dance alone.

Others chose to dance with a group.

And still others grabbed a partner and polkaed down the street. Here are Carol and Sandy kicking up their heels.

Kathy and Don couldn't sit still when that polka music started to play!

And then most people wanted to just sit and soak in the sunshine, good music, and friendship.

Someone had fun with the grapefruits hanging from Sandy's tree.

One gentleman from the next street came over and kidded that he couldn't get any sleep because the music was too loud, so he "might as well come over and try to sleep here!"

And then someone DOUBLE DARED me to lie down next to "Sleepless in Mesa" Man.

I couldn't very well turn that down now, could I?

So, yes, a good time was had by all on Whiskey Row.

Named "Whiskey Row" by the "Mayor" of Twelfth Street - Willard, who passed away last summer. May he rest in peace. I'm sure he was with us in spirit!


Anonymous said...

That looks and sounds seem to have a very big family, after all friends are the family we choose:)


Eva Gallant said...

Wow! Looks like a great meal, great friends, and a great time. Does your hubby know you're sleeping around?

SquirrelQueen said...

Sunshine, food, music and lots of friends....sounds like a recipe for fun to me. The eyes on those grapefruit are too funny.

Glad to hear everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ami said...

If you're going to sleep with a stranger, you should make sure no one around you has a camera.

It looks like you all had a wonderful time.
We did, too, although we didn't make much noise.

Valerie said...

You could have done with a bigger pillow, Pat. It looks as if you had a marvellous time with all that music, food, and good friends.

Brian Miller said...

looks like you had lots of on the grapefruits....with all those friends i could not think of a better way to spend my, fun...

Gail said...

Food, friends and music...what a perfect day!

misslynda said...

Wonderful pictures as usual. It looks like you had a great spread of food. It's obvious your day was fun as you all gave thanks for your friends and "winter" family. Your park - - - does it have only RVs or does it have permanent residents in tied-down mobile homes? It reminds me a bit of Florida.

Bossy Betty said...

Looks like a wonderful day full of celebration!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

looks like everyone had a blast! great looking food, too. i bet it was wonderful.

happy thanksgiving!

Donna B said...

oh MAN that looks like FUN!! The food!!! I think I gained 5 pounds just drooling!! You sure know how to have a good time!!!

Ruth said...

No one parties like you!

Lots of people, lots of food, lots of dancing, and sunshine warm enough to sit outside! Goodness.

And you spooning with that "stranger" is just too hilarious!

I'm late to the party, but I'm glad to see you had a great Thanksgiving.