First things first. I had a great Thanksgiving this year. Not only did the turkey and stuffing come out great, but I got some fantastic news! My little sister is gonna get remarried and move out of my folk's house. Yes indeedydoodahday, this is fabulous news. They can start enjoying their retirement again.
This lovely photo of my little grand niece demonstrates my excitement exactly:
By the way, don't tell anyone, it's 'post to be a secret!
OK, on to the second age defining event of the year. My little brother retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. How did that happen? Weren't we just pushing each other down the stairs, pulling each other's hair out, slapping each other around?
It was a great ceremony that they put on. I guess the Navy has the market on valuing it's members. All the folks paying tribute to my brother were warm in speech and kind in words. Helps that he deserves it, of course.
But, I'm still too young to have a brother, much less a little brother, retiring from anything.
Oh, and another of my nieces turned 18. Happy birthay sweetie, it was good to see you. I'll always cherish your phone call on Thanksgiving with the bestest news of the year!
But I'm too young to have 6 neices and nephews that legally qualify as adults. Too young, I tell you!
But alas, I also have a new grand nephew. Fertile bunch, we!