for the Holidays
I went to Chicago for Thanksgiving this past year. What
I have to tell you first is about the flight out there.
While Herman and I were checking in, we asked for bulk head
seating, since Herman has to carry me on. The very nice
guy at the ticket counter took a quick look at the screen
and kind of smiled and asked us if we would mind traveling
first class. “Would we mind?” We were too happy
to accept. Subsequently the flight out was really enjoyable.
Especially since we were the only ones in first class.
think it’s a ball traveling first class, though I’m
not sure it’s worth the extra money for tickets. They
served us our drinks in regular glassware which is not the
kind of treatment you get in coach. Herman actually had
his coffee in china. Might I add that it was Starbuck’s
coffee after we inquired about it. The flight attendant
made Herman his own pot and even gave him some to take home
trip to Chicago was lots of fun. We had Thanksgiving at
my sister Debbie’s house and Mom drove in from Cleveland,
too to be with us. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving
my high school buddy, Carol Gifford came to visit. Hey Giff!
It was really great to see her which it always is.
and I went to see a movie the day after Thanksgiving. I
was called “Mystic River” and although it was
recommended to us we could tell it was well acted but didn’t
much care for the story. The rest of the trip was spent
visiting with my family and of course eating.
sister Debbie did a great job with the dinner so I need
to send my thanks to her. Also thanks to my Mom for putting
us up in a hotel. Unfortunately Debbie’s house is
inaccessible for me. Even getting into her house is a chore
for Herman since there are steps on the walkway and into
trip overall was lots of fun. I had my manual chair with
me since the electric one is not transportable except in
a van with a ramp. Herman certainly had his share of work
outs getting me in and out of various cars. I was surprised
to see my niece Elizabeth driving her own car. Even though
she is a freshman at college, I still think of her as a
little girl. I guess I’m just not changing with the
for my other sister Linda, she stayed home in Long Island,
NY for Thanksgiving. But I think she had a fine time with
her family as well.
flight home was on a much smaller airplane. And they did
move us to bulk head seating but I’m afraid we were
spoiled on the way out. Nothing really beats first class!
I hope you all had a nice holiday and that you have some
fun stories to tell.