Monday --- New Year's Eve --- the story starts getting a little complicated. The first part is we were to go visit my sister-in-law and her daughter, to exchange presents and have a late Christmas. My mother was going to be up there too, because she had a doctor's appointment in the morning nearby and would stop in. She'd be going up too early for it to make sense for me and bunny_hugger to come with. My father would be going up with my mother because that's what he does anymore. My brother would not be there as he had to work, but if he got off work early and we were there very late maybe we might catch him. I figured, at least, we'd certainly be up there before my mother's appointment was done with and we could visit.( Collapse )
It was getting near sunset, but we had to get going, as bunny_hugger and I had plans for how we'd ring in the New Year, and we had to get to them.
Trivia: In October 1664, John Bailey, Daniel Denton, and Luke Watson, on behalf of a group of settlers for New Jersey (coming from Jamaica, Long Island), purchased from the Leni Lenape a region from the Raritan to the Passaic extending roughly thirty miles. It was paid for with twenty fathoms of trading cloth, two coats, two guns, two kettles, ten bars of lead, twenty handfuls of powder, and 400 fathoms of white wampum. Source: New Jersey From Colony To State, 1609 - 1789, Richard P McCormick.
Currently Reading: Great North Road, Peter E Hamilton.
PS: Returning to Arthur Christmas, to return to the question of the fate of uncontrolled reindeer.