Hoping all of you are having a good holiday
Not eating too much
But who am I to say
Remember how dear all the desserts are to me
And think of me when you have that second piece.
Hickory nuts sampled by a few squirrels, birds and other forest denizens.
This is an Osage orange or Hedge Apple that melted the ice below when the sun heated it up.
Hiding from all, deer and turkey
I will be serving at Chuck's Pizza in Des Moines, IA , where I have eaten the best pizza, pasta and onion rings for over 45 years and served a free Thanksgiving meal the last 15. All food and help is donated. I would rather have a pizza. LOL
Last Thanksgiving, a whopping 3,700 people received free meals from a group of volunteers at Chuck's Restaurant – a banner year likely triggered by the death of longtime owner Linda Bisignano who passed just a couple weeks before.
This year, organizers are concerned because they only have about 1,700 reservations for the Parks Community Thanksgiving Dinner, even though they serve about 2,500 meals on a typical year.
"Our guardian angel is looking down on us, saying you better get your butts moving," said Bob Iversen, the event's operations manager who has been cooking hundreds of turkeys this week. 'I don't need an angel nagging at me."
Bisignano's death from cancer triggered a change in ownership at the Highland Park restaurant. But new owner Emily Andersen has been adamant the group's tradition of feeding anyone in the metro area who needs a meal should continue.
It was Bisignano's dying wish.
Iversen says organizers have heard some people are under the impression the tradition is over, and that's not true.