If we couldn't spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our immediate family in Los Angeles, we were blessed to be able to spend it with our other "family" -- Donna and Stu. We also spent time with Donna's sister, Joanne, and her husband, Jack, and Donna's niece, Tracy, all of whom we knew from back in the 70s. It's been five years since we saw them last and it was good catching up with them again.
I've already posted this picture on Facebook, but am also posting it here for those of you who are not on Facebook. The picture was taken in 1977 when Donna, Stu, Jerry and I (together with Tom and Susan) celebrated our first year of living together.
It's a long story about two couples thinking they could buy a "fixer-upper house" in Playa del Rey, CA, fix it up quickly and sell it for a profit. The house had an unobstructed view of the marina in Marina del Rey, views from Malibu to the Hollywood sign and an in-door swimming pool. They figured that they could give up their privacy for a short period of time in order to turn a quick buck. Unable to relinquish the thought of having to leave the house so soon after moving in, they took their sweet time fixing it up and ended up by staying together for over nine years.