Those who have been around CFI for a while will know that Ellen and I invite our Drivers, those stuck in Joplin for Thanksgiving, to our home for Thanksgiving dinner. This is a very relaxed, buffet style Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. We have Turkey, of course, Ham and Lamb which is my favorite.
We have done this for many years although last year we were unable to do so because Ellen had just undergone surgery which was a disappointment to both of us but especially Ellen who loves to cook.
This year the invitation is back again and we hope to see you there if you are stuck in Joplin. As usual we will be coming to the yard with enough vehicles to transport those who accept the invitation to our home.
The dispatcher on duty at local dispatch is aware of what we are doing and will call us to arrange pickup if you miss our visits to the yard.
We had eight drivers elect to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner. We had a great time and made eight new friends. Thanks to all who came by, we hope to see you down the road and perhaps next Thanksgiving in Joplin.