Website design and promotion is put on hold at certain times such as when Computer Man is too sick to play Odell Beckham Jr Giants Jersey , when Bama is playing football, and when good food is being served...especially when it is free.
There are a few of those dinners on the near horizon. Thanksgiving will find Computerman at his sister's home enjoying cold beer, good football, and slow cooked turkey along with a ham and wild salmon that will be smoked all night. Now dacomputerman has a mouth that sure is watering as Fox News Channel, not football, drones on in the background. Would someone pass the corn bread and baked beans, please?
Santa will be coming to visit soon, and the big man likes to eat. He needs to eat! No one, not even Santa, can fly around in an open sleigh at 30,000 feet with a skinny anorexic butt. It is just too cold at that altitude any time of year let alone Christmas Eve, and no one likes to eat alone. Besides eggnog always goes down better when shared well spiked.... uh spiced. So Womens Victor Cruz Jersey , you know the website design shop has to shut down in order to be a good host to the old fella'. Please pass the cranberry sauce and ma's deviled eggs.
One of the official holidays that stops everything at Computer Man's Website Design and Promotion is celebrated at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month - Veteran's Day.
"Ike" did a lot for his country. The 5 star general's leadership in the big war was indispensable. The President's leadership after world war II was paramount. Dwight David Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 March 28, 1969) gave us the interstate highway system we enjoy today. He also gave us Veteran's Day. Please pass the potato salad and gravy.
November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict. It went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, under President Eisenhower's leadership the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans.
Dacomputerman used to break out the old smoker and do it up right on Veterans Day. Then seven years ago in 2000 the Golden Corral Restaurant Chain hosted a free Military Appreciation Day Dinner for military personnel and veterans. They have hosted the event every year since on the first Monday after Veterans Day.
Golden Corral serves an average of about 300 Womens Michael Strahan Jersey ,000 free military and veteran dinners each year at a cost of approximately $1,800,000.00 while raising about $300,000.00 each year for the DAV (Disabled Veterans Organization).
Everyone knows that Tennessee Mountain Men can and do eat. Why? Maybe it's because their women can cook. Momma's southern fried cooking sure is better than MRE (meals ready to eat) which trumped c-rations and k-rations although we ate our share of both back in the day.
Communication and health issues almost caused Computerman to miss the 2007 Golden Corral Military Appreciation Dinner. The free Veterans Day Dinner brings together a lot of old comrades and friends who seldom get to see each other.
We share tables and food, and space and food, and war stories and food. The shrimp, steak cooked to order, roast beef, and slow baked ham seemed especially tasty this year. Dacomputerman even got to spend time with a couple of waitresses he had not seen in a long time.
Always on the front of everyone's mind are those who were not there, those who have passed and those who never came home to enjoy any of the benefits of having been an American Warrior in a foreign land or of growing old with grandchildren at the knee.
It is an evening filled with good food, good friends, good memories Womens Eli Manning Jersey , good times, and good feelings accompanied always and simultaneously with pain and guilt. You don't get this old or go through what these men and women have been through together, the one taking care of the other without all those ingredients wrapped into a single taco shell.
Some shells are soft, others are hard. But, without exception they all experience the same confused emotions. More than once during the evening the Computer Man went from a tear running down the cheek to a burst of pride in the heart in the twinkling of the eye A feast of good food, good times, and good friends topped off with a dash of love and a pinch of hate.
Each knowing we can do without food, we can do without beer, without soda, without movies, fast cars, TVs Womens Shane Vereen Jersey , computers, without politicians, money, chairs, tables, sofas, beds, stoves, refrigerators, and other creature comforts. We know because we did it. We did it when spouses were finding new mates closer to home - someone to hold at night, when civilian friends were too busy to remember, to write Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , to send a care package because no one really cared.
Each knowing we can do without all we take for granted and most of the things we think we cherish. Each knowing that we can't do without each other, without the man and woman in uniform, in the heat, in the cold, under fire half a world away. We know. We did it. What an evening! What a Veterans Day Dinner! And, to think ... I almost missed it.