Giving Thanks: The Spirit of the Season!

Stan Brein

Everything just seems to get busier at the end of the year—holidays, relatives, cooking, decorating. It causes us to reflect on where we are, what we have, and how we would like the next year to be. We all have so much to be thankful for, and we realize and appreciate it.

The annual fall Granbury Opera House ride (Nov. 11-12) came off, despite the weather being uncooperative. Dave and Liz McGinnis, Steve and Donna Anderson, and Theresa and Keith Breiner decided not to cycle to Granbury, because temperatures were in the 40s and there was some rain, not a good combination for riding. It didn’t stop them from walking the shops and sampling some wines. After a good Italian dinner at Farinas Winery and Café, it was off to see Murder on the Orient Express at the historic Granbury Opera House, built in 1886. Thank you, Ride Captain Keith Breiner, for the planning, coordination, and information for the article.

The Coats 4 Kids Ride was Sunday, Nov. 27. The good neighbors at the Ranch were very generous, as our sitting room was piled up with new coats. I will give a full accounting in next month’s article, but I am indebted to the Robson club members, residents, and groups who make this event successful. If you would still like to donate a coat, just contact me. We collect them year round!

My focus turned to getting just the right White Elephant gift for the Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club Holiday Party on Dec. 1, at The Greenhouse Restaurant in Denton. The look on the faces of those unwrapping their treasure was priceless. And we had another opportunity to reveal the true nature of motorcyclists by bringing a gift card for families served by the Denton ISD Social Services Department.

To all of you, I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday!

See you on the road!

Beware of cagers, and keep the rubber side down.