Appropriately, Amy and I spent Thanksgiving with family, going to dinner in Christiansburg with my mother and younger brother.

When we moved back to my home county two years ago, I expected to spend more time with family. Sadly, there never seems to be as much time as we’d like. I’m busier in “retirement” than I ever was while “working for a living.” True, I’m not on the road more than 250 days a year but a steady schedule of volunteer activities plus a couple of part time gigs that each stretch into full time work mean less time than ever for family.

But, for an afternoon, we sat amid the throng at Ryan’s and enjoyed an excellent Thanksgiving dinner and the warm companionship of family. We left vowing to do it more often.

I hope we can.