1. It was great fun watching Boise State stand up to a frantic Arizona come back and win their third Fiesta Bowl.
2. Mom had me grab a small package of boneless beef ribs out of the basement freezer and she prepared a tasty bbq sauce and let them cook in the oven for a couple of hours and we had a delicious meal together. For the time being, at least, Mom rose up and usurped cooking duties from me -- I didn't see that coming at all!
3. At the Kellogg Elks Club, where our KHS '72 classmates Ron and Carol joined with Alan Callahan as the great cover band Remember When, to play music for the Elks' New Year's Eve party, and the Class of '72 turned out strong: Tom, Ed, Sharon, Joni, Patty, Wanda, Tona, Diane, Jake, Carol, Rick C (did I miss anyone?). We were the youngest table in the room! Wanda put us all in the spirit of the party when she was the first to don a Happy New Year tiara. What could be better than to ring in the new year at 9 p.m. (it was midnight on the east coast), being realistic about the fact that few of us could make it until midnight PST!