I met Ronald McDonald last night after the Christmas Parade.

Yes, I know… Ronald McDonald?

He was there in all his glory and you know what? He was an awesome guy. 

Jim and I watched his interaction with people and he was very sociable and kind. Yes, I know, part of the job, but he genuinely was nice and a joy to talk to.When talking to the two of us, he was articulate and funny.

We got to see the reaction from kids and it really tickled us. They knew him from the television, had big smiles for him, and it reminded me of Art Linkletter’s” Kids say the darnedest things.” He had worked some magic tricks for them and they were intrigued.

Granted, I never expected to meet him, but a nicer ambassador for the company McDonalds’ never had.



Christmas Malaise Conquered

I just came back from the Wesr Cape May Christmas parade.

Met my buddy and neighbor,Linda and that  was a nice surprise. It always amazes me that there are so many bands that participate. We even managed to catch some string bands and caught the audio: the lighting sucked, though.When you are in a hurry to run and catch the music, well, it happens.

But most importantly I got to see some Christmas lights. If that doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will.