We never did much for Thanksgiving when I was a kid because of the Aggie/Longhorn game which, in those days, always occurred on Thanksgiving Day. That game was a very big deal for Aggies and Longhorns and overrode any Thanksgiving festivities. So I don't have a family recipe for turkey but I will share a yummy corn bread recipe.
Having recently recovered from a knee surgery, I have been thinking about aging. Hey, my brain still thinks I am a spring chicken even if my body disagrees. So this month I have an interesting article on determining your aging by getting your telomeres tested. Telomeres don't fail me now! I also share a crazy way to be buried. No thanks on that concept.
Gripe of the Month: No Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving!
Jalapeno Cheese Corn Bread
By: Former Governor Ann Richards
It is quoted with Ann's recipe "We should have suspected that the Governor was born with a silver jalapeno in her mouth. It goes with the Texas territory and her corn bread recipe wins by a landslide from everyone who's tasted it."
Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging
By: By Melinda Beck
Updated Oct. 24, 2016
Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out.
A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people's telomeres, the protective caps of DNA on the ends of chromosomes that have been likened to the plastic tips that prevent shoelaces from fraying. Telomeres gradually shorten as people age and eventually may disappear, leaving cells vulnerable to disease and death.