THE MONTHLY ADVANCE
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Gabriel, I always looked forward to our friendly turkey bowl. My friends and I went to a field and let loose with no-holds-barred tackle football. As I’ve become more mature, I stick to watching the pros, but I’ll always cherish those memories of running around, getting a little too rough, and having some laughs with my friends. On top of all these special traditions, I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I’m grateful to our wonderful community of patients for keeping the clinic busy and making work a joy. This year, I’ve focused on straightening my rudders, so to speak. I wake up every day with the mission to do my best. In return, I have faith that I’ll get the best results. And when it comes to patients and the team at Advance Physical Therapy, the best is definitely what I am fortunate enough to have. On a personal level, I’ve been very thankful that Michelle and I have been able to take care of my mother-in-law. We’ve built her a bungalow so that she has a space of her own, and it’s really nice to have her nearby. It’s really a gift to be able to help someone along. Counter to the stereotype, I couldn’t get along better with my mother-in-law. I want to wish everyone reading this a wonderful Thanksgiving. May your tables be stacked with delicious foods, and your seats filled with those closest to you. If you have a loved one that can’t make it this year, don’t forget to give them a call. And one more thing: If you have extra leftovers, there’s a spot in my fridge! My role is a hybrid carver, eater, and football game watcher.” “Thanksgiving dinner I leave to the experts.
SOME TURKEY, A LITTLE FOOTBALL, AND A NAP Giving Thanks for a Wonderful Yea r
When I think about my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving has to be near the top of the list. There’s no stress or extravagant pageantry, just a chance to spend some time with the people you care about most. Oh, and you to eat some great food and watch football. Who wouldn’t love that? In our house, Thanksgiving starts with breakfast. Every year I make a dish called Joe’s Special. The recipe was developed in the 1920s at a restaurant called New Joe’s in San Francisco. While that restaurant has been closed for decades, the specialty lives on at the Original Joe’s restaurants in California and at the Jones household. It’s basically scrambled eggs with ground beef, spinach, and spices. While I’d never claim to be a competent chef, I think I have this dish nailed down.
Michelle, my wife, is renowned for her pumpkin pie recipe. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. One of Michelle’s sisters also taught her a spinach soufflé recipe that has quickly become a staple. After we eat, there’s one last important tradition: my annual Thanksgiving nap. Sometimes we do a big family gathering, while other years it’s a more intimate affair.When Michelle’s sisters come up from California, they always play cards while the boys head off to the movies. No matter how many guests we expect, we always buy the biggest turkey possible, because leftovers are highly prized.We try to make them last as long as possible, but it’s rare that they make it to the NFL games on Sunday. If I have one last turkey sandwich during the college games on Saturday, I consider that a win.
Al Jones , PT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Thanksgiving dinner I leave to the experts. My role is a hybrid carver, eater, and football game watcher.
Football and Thanksgiving have gone hand in hand since I was a child. When I was growing up in San
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