~“Thinking Thankful Thoughts”~

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

Everything tastes better from a glass bottle.  I prefer Double Colas or RC Colas or any flavor of Nehi, but I will try anything from a glass bottle.  I’m sure beer drinkers would agree with me.  My preference is something with pure cane sugar.  I haven’t heard it in a long time, but the sound of a glass bottle hitting the bottom of a Coke/Soda machine makes me salivate like a dog when he hears the food bag being opened.  I also remember the clicking sound the “pull out” machines made when you put your money in, opened the glass door and pulled a cold belly washer out.  Mercy, that just gets to me.

The Sears Roebuck Christmas Catalog

It came about the same time every year.  On Saturdays, I would sit on the front steps of our house waiting on the mailman.  The catalog would be worn out by Christmas.  I would hide them so I could look at them all year long planning for the next year’s Christmas. The “Wish Book” held dreams and is something I will always be thankful for. 

People Who Donate Their Bodies to Science

This is an odd thing to be thankful for I guess; some folks might think that I chose cadavers because they help in researching and curing diseases.  This is a good thing, but not the reason I’m thankful for these generous people.  When I was in college, I was dead set on being a dentist.  In my first visit to the dental school in Birmingham, Alabama, they threw back a sheet and showed us a fellow who had donated his body for folks at the dental school to practice on,  figure out what stuff looks like and where to find parts.

It was at that time, I decided I did not want to be a dentist anymore.  I’m happy with what I am and thankful that I am not a dentist.

Being “Touched”



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