Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thanksgiving 2008


Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving at the Schwirtz’s home in Santa Rosa.  Catered turkey, stuffing, cranberries and two kinds of pie made the day low stress.  All we had to do was watch the baby crawl around and, during dinner, amaze us with his use of a spoon.  All by himself.

On the drive back to San Francisco, Mira and Robert were surprised on the Golden Gate Bridge when the car ahead of us at the gate paid our $6 toll for us.  We’ve heard of such things happening, but never to us.  Thank you to those unsung do-gooders.

Thanksgiving 2008


Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving at the Schwirtz’s home in Santa Rosa.  Catered turkey, stuffing, cranberries and two kinds of pie made the day low stress.  All we had to do was watch the baby crawl around and, during dinner, amaze us with his use of a spoon.  All by himself.

On the drive back to San Francisco, Mira and Robert were surprised on the Golden Gate Bridge when the car ahead of us at the gate paid our $6 toll for us.  We’ve heard of such things happening, but never to us.  Thank you to those unsung do-gooders.

Maker’s Mark


The Maker’s Mark whiskey company issued a commorative bottle celebrating the 2008 presidential election.  Robert bought one a week or two ago.  The bottle uses red, white and blue wax instead of the usual red wax used to seal off the bottle, and it has a drawing of an elephant on one side of the label and a donkey on the other.  Mira thinks that drinking Maker’s Mark out of this bottle is the same as going to Universal Studios.  All crass and commercialistic.  Robert told her that she does not need to drink any.

Maker’s Mark


The Maker’s Mark whiskey company issued a commorative bottle celebrating the 2008 presidential election.  Robert bought one a week or two ago.  The bottle uses red, white and blue wax instead of the usual red wax used to seal off the bottle, and it has a drawing of an elephant on one side of the label and a donkey on the other.  Mira thinks that drinking Maker’s Mark out of this bottle is the same as going to Universal Studios.  All crass and commercialistic.  Robert told her that she does not need to drink any.