Morning Free Association: The Tradition Continues

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For twelve years, Bruins players have carried on a tradition in Boston at Thanksgiving: delivering food to the various non-profits that feed the hungry and often homeless in the Boston area. This year was no different with Zdeno Chara continuing this custom for his third year by bringing pies to Rosie’s Place, New England Center and Home for Veterans, St. Francis House, and Pine Street Inn.

 

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Aaron Ward started this program when he brought turkeys to area shelters. Dennis Wideman started bringing pies in 2009. Gregory Campbell continued from 2010-2014. Matt Beleskey took over from 2015-2017. Chara started in 2018 through today.

Chara didn’t have to do this. While he is still living in the area, Chara isn’t technically on the team. Sure, he would probably do this out of the goodness of his heart, he didn’t need the cameras to follow him or publicize this for the team.

I guess we could look at this as a sign that he’s probably coming back, eventually.


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America, as opposed to the Canadian version that is held on the second Monday of October, and we’re taking the day off. That turkey won’t cook or eat itself. So, have a lovely day ad if anyone wants to Zoom that day, I’m open to it.

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I made a lot of risotto last night….. yes, there are leftovers! Jo took some to work, i kept some for lunch!

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The library in Litchfield has shut down again due to the increase in covid cases in the area. They are doing pick up outside. Their catalog is online and books, movies, and music (right back at ya with that pesky comma) can be reserved for pick up. I love the library here. It will be one of the things i miss most about this town.

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Bleh. It’s cold outside, I overslept, didn’t get to shower, (<<== Oxford comma, bitches) and my ankle is tender - I'm not sure what I did to it on Saturday, but it is surly today.

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On the plus side, I’ve gotten all of the shelving up in my office, (a.k.a. the basement junk room) so If I can file away the zillion boxes of old correspondence, tack up the framed plaques & diplomas, and get rid of some cheap furniture, the basement can be pretty navigable again, and my new office space is shaping up to be kinda nice.

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Morning all. Ready for the Thanksgiving break. Too many little things making a Sis cranky.
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Hi guys.

Hope you have a fun and above all safe Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Our government has decided to relax the rules a bit over Xmas. I think mostly because they know a lot of people will ignore the rules anyway. Pretty pathetic but there ya go.

Sonia works part time in the accounts department of a statistics company. Someone billed them for 80 cupcakes this morning, so she was hoping a treat was on its way from management. But it turned out to be an error. Ah well.

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Oh boo, no cupcakes!

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We had 3 million people in airports this weekend – this is about half of what it usually looks like, but it’s still a lot. Our country’s COVID numbers are already obscene, and they are going to be worse in 3 weeks.
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Ugh. People eh? Let’s hope this vaccine pans out. Apparently we’re expecting the first people to get it in about two weeks here.

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Really?! The first application for FDA* emergency approval was filed on Monday, so outside of ongoing test subjects, it sounds like we’re still not going to see it out this way until January. At least it sounds like the orange menace is beginning to lose his grip on the CDC – they actually issued responsible travel & private gathering warnings for the Thanksgiving holiday.

*Food & Drug Administration – the body responsible for pharmaceutical standards, food labeling, etc.

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Getting a vaccine by January would still be very fast. I saw Dr Fauci saying it will be thoroughly tested by an independent board of doctors and scientists. He was assuring that, if approved, the vaccine would be safe.

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Good Morning!
Thanks, Zee! A class guy all the way. I do hope hell be back and i think he will return. This is based on absolutely nothing but my wishes.
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ve had to tell my two boys that we cant turkey together. Jo and i will head north this evening and do a quiet Thanksgiving. Wed really like to have her test results. It would remove that cloud hanging over us. We want to get out on the river and can as we will have two vehicles (my pick up is living in massachusetts).
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are.

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I feel pretty confident that Jo will test negative. She has been super vigilant throughout the pandemic. Me… i don`t get much contact with the outside world.

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Any idea when you’re likely to hear? Keeping fingers crossed.

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I hope we hear today. Jo was told it could take as many as seven days. She tested Friday.

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SEVEN DAYS? Ugh, that’s horrible. Is this the q-tip test or the spit test or the blood test?

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They actually said seven to ten days. WTF? The vaccine will get here first. BTW, news report says vaccine could be in CT by next month.

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Still keeping my fingers crossed!

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Keeping my fingers crossed for Jo! Just me and Nugget for Thanksgiving this year, my parents are high risk so I’m not going up there. SatanDad is going to drop off a plate of Thanksgiving food and SatanPie.

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Ooh! I love pie! This is the first year in many that i didn`t get pies from March Farm. They are local to our Connecticut home and they make delicious pies. sad