While staying at the GG Elks, we also visited our friend Dave at the West Covina Elks on Karaoke Night. Dave is a funny guy and likes to be amusing, but he has never sang a Karaoke song before in his life. This night he got up to surprise us by singing "Tequila" (very few words to mess up). Later he got up and sang a group song with Larry. We had fun.
Our family was not completely together on Thanksgiving, always someone sick that time of year. My brother Marc surprised my folks by showing up the day before Thanksgiving. My mother wasn't feeling up to traveling to my sister's house in Elsinore on Thanksgiving so they celebrated with him while the rest of us descended upon Laurel's house. Her daughter and grandchildren also came down from the Visalia area (about 5 hours away) to join us. We hadn't seen the girls for a while and it was amazing how much they had grown. It was a nice visit. We visited with brother Marc the next day and caught up on his news. He tries to visit our parents when he can get away from Idaho.