Happy New Year From Cleveland, Ohio
Let me once again get the details out of the way. Happy
O-six to you all. I’m writing to you from my Mom’s
house in Cleveland. Herman and I drove out here the day
before Thanksgiving and we made record time.
we got up in Caroga Lake at 5 a.m. We then had breakfast
and then took our Dalmatian, Moxie, over to my friend
Sherry’s house so she could be watched while we
were gone. Sherry was who we originally got Moxie from,
so it was like old home week for her.
gets to lay on the furniture and has only what I can imagine
as the worst food to eat, even though we brought a bag
of her own food to eat. She’s on Iamb’s weight
control as are the cats. Speaking of Sam and Sally, don’t
worry about them, because Terry’s father Jim has
agreed to look in daily over the Thanksgiving holiday
to make sure they have food, water, litter changes and
play time with him. They will also be totally spoiled
by the time we get back.
back to my being in Cleveland. It’ll be a small
celebration this year; just myself Herman and Mom. As
I’m looking out the window here, it is a true winter
wonderland, even though the calendar still says fall.
It’s great to see my Mom and we’ve been eating
all sorts of bad food the past couple of days. So much
for our diets.
had, as of last night, my Mom’s home-made chicken
soup complete with Matzo balls and noodles. It was preceded
by Brie cheese and hummus on crackers. Two of my favorite
items. (Herman just commented he didn’t know I liked
Brie cheese. But he knew about the hummus.) For those
of you who don’t know what this is, hummus is a
mid-eastern spread made of chick peas and tahini.
this up with my Mom’s homemade brisket of beef and
a Jewish noodle product called farfel, which I never get
at home. This is a true vestige of my Mom’s cooking.
of which, for just us three she bought a 14 pound Butterball
turkey and you should see the dishpan of homemade stuffing
she made. Then there’s the noodle kugel, Caesar
salad, broccoli and cauliflower and assorted pies for
and I made a pact this morning, after our eating our own
brought-from-home oatmeal and 7-grain mix hot cereal,
that we are just going to have Thanksgiving dinner as
our final meal of the day.
your Thanksgiving was wonderful and O-six will be grand!
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com