Three friends waiting for that turkey dinner!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Vanessa and Izze and I drove up to Columbus for Thanksgiving dinner joined by John Hurlbut and his brother Pete. It was a lovely day for November and there’s nothing quite like breaking bread with family and friends!

Three friends enjoying a postprandial selfie

Selfie by Izze Kaukonen

Indeed, my family has much to be thankful for and when life is good more than two days in a row it is easy to start taking things for granted. I will try to avoid this.

The day after Thanksgiving is one fraught with leftovers… and for that I am thankful as well.

Last but not least… from my friends Larry and Stacy Falk (cleaning out their basement)

Photo by Stacy

Where did those last nineteen years go?


  1. Comment made on December 1, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    The only Fleetwood Mac album I own is Mystery to Me, I think Christine McVie really shines. Never really cared for the Stevie Nicks version band. For the hardcore blues fans, the trio of Bluesbreaker albums Bluesbreakers w/Clapton, Hard Road w/Peter Green, Crusade w/Mick Taylor just awesome

  2. Comment made on December 1, 2022 by carey georgas

    Always liked their version of “Rattlesnake Shake” on aforementioned “Then Play On”.

  3. Comment made on December 1, 2022 by Greg martelli

    Rip Christine Mcvie
    We saw them open for Jefferson Starship in Hartford 76
    Very talented songwriter ,none of Stevie Nicks celebrity persona .
    They’re later stuff is for the snoozer .
    Check out the 68 or 69 recordings from Boston live ,w/Peter Greene
    Pretty raw
    Great stuff
    Oh Well

  4. Comment made on November 30, 2022 by carey georgas

    RIP Christine McVie. I wasn’t a big fan of Fleetwood Mac after “Then Play On”. I don’t believe she joined the band until later, but she did do some uncredited piano work on that one according to the Wikipedia. She was a good song writer, just not my style.

  5. Comment made on November 27, 2022 by john o

    That’s a really great shot of you and your furry friends!!!

  6. Comment made on November 26, 2022 by Chris Babey

    Wow! That is one awesome photo of you, Jorma. Lookin’ good!

  7. Comment made on November 26, 2022 by carey georgas

    Postprandial. Now there’s a word you don’t hear every day. In fact, that’s a word I ain’t never heard. This spell checker here on my phone didn’t even know it. I’ll bet you are a kick-ass scrabble player. The preternatural vocabulary sometimes used here is one of the things I find interesting. Prime attribute of a good songwriter, no doubt.

  8. Comment made on November 26, 2022 by mikie

    Awesome. I’ve got a couple of the Tuna Times from ’93 and a copy of the Winter ’94 issue of Southeast Ohio magazine with your pic on the cover. If you all need this kind of stuff for a collection, let us know. m

  9. Comment made on November 25, 2022 by Dale Radeleff

    Better late than never Jorma, I hope you whole family had a very happy and fruitful Thanksgiving. Our oldest Grandson and his girlfriend came to visit, since I have more guitars than I need now, or in the future, such as it will be, I gave him his first guitar along with all of the accessories that he will need. Now I only have the Ovation, Gibson and the 5 string banjo, didn’t you want to learn banjo Jorma? 😉


  10. Comment made on November 25, 2022 by Joey Hudoklin

    Happy gratitude day Jorma!

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