November 22, 2018

This evening the theme is – surprise! – food.

Food, and the anticipation of food!

Which is more fun? Sometimes that depends on who you share that waiting time with. Laura actually took these dinner time photos a few days before Thanksgiving, but food is a popular theme every day at Old Friends.

When mid-afternoon comes, the anticipation begins. The younger retirees tend to show their eagerness more obviously.

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Cherono (L): Do you see dinner coming yet? Rail Trip: Not yet, but mmm, I can almost taste it, can’t you?

But that doesn’t mean the older codgers aren’t plenty alert for the sight and sound of that orange feed Kubota. They’re just a little more cool and self-possessed about it. Besides, anticipation is much more fun when you can wise-crack to your equally worldly-wise buddies about what’s on the menu and the quality of the room service.  Or maybe, discuss the marvelous mystery of the feed shack. It’s very small, tiny really, yet meal after meal continues to come out of it. Nothing short of miraculous.

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Dinard (L), Archie’s Echo and Beau Cashin’ In look down the hill toward the feed shack. She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes…

And then, as so many of you readers have probably done today, there are all those things you do, all the ways you entertain yourself, while you wait for meal time. Only, sometimes you just can’t distract yourself. You’ve got to, really got to, get your teeth into something.

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Rathor. Don’t you love his spotted nose?


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How do you like my spots? Eldaafer.

“Do you see it? Is it coming yet? I think maybe I might hear it!


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Bunker’s Edge (L), Cost Affective (Rathor again in the background)

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Miss Du Bois (L, background), Bint Marscay, Elusive Honey

Yes! That’s definitely the dinner-mobile. I can tell by that big box in the back, and John with my favorite dinner utensil, the great, big, blue scoop! I like how he calls, “Hey boys! Hey girls! Come and get it!”

20181123 Fabulous Strike

Fabulous Strike licks his chops as he heads for his feed tub.

Last one to the tubs is a rotten egg! Or maybe what Sokitumi Samurai is really thinking is, first one to the tubs gets the best chance to finish first and then maybe steal some bites of somebody else’s dinner, too. Whee!

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Sokitumi Samurai

20181123 Bint Marscay Miss Du Bois

Nobody’d better even think about stealing Bint Marscay’s (L) and Miss Du Bois’s dinners!

Sometimes it’s hard to tell which brings more delight, running for the feed tub, or running for the joy of running.

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Smooth Air


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You go, Smooth!

And finally, the contentment of chowing down with a favorite companion or two. After all, there’s plenty for everybody.

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Summer Attraction (L) and Palmer’s Approach at a feed tub together.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all, from all of us at Old Friends.

photos by Laura



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2 responses to “November 22, 2018

  1. amyhelentremper

    Thank you for these lovely posts.

  2. Mary Hoffman

    Love all the pictures. Esp good to see Smooth Air! Look forward to seeing him in person next year.

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