Christmas is over

And not a moment too soon.

We did have a good time. Christmas day was spent at my house. Dad went into the Fertile Hilton and picked up Aunt Olla. Lance brought his little brother Jonny, and two friends, one of whom brought her little brother. So there were eleven, most of whom hadn't met before, and that made for a fun day as we ate, visited and played music and sang.

Aunt Olla was in fine form, holding court at the dinner table with tales of the old days. Olla likes meeting new people, so she went from person to person, getting their story.

I made two chickens, mashed potatoes, squash, cabbage, beans and carrots. Mom brought the pumpkin pie. Joe brought a very good garden salad.

I put bleu cheese crumbles in the squash. I liked it, but I noticed some of the younger guests were having trouble. So that was the only snafu. Bleu cheese is an acquired taste.

Today will be spent getting ready to leave for Tucson in the morning.