December 26, 2004
She didn't know where I was taking her. She only knew that the five plastic gold coins she had received on Christmas morning were to be exchanged for $20 bills at our final destination. The drive over the mountain highway was beautiful. After depositing Missy at Best Friend's house, we went on further down the highway. Upon our arrival, she had gotten it! The money was for gambling at the Casino on the Indian Reservation! She played the slots while I played blackjack! She didn't gamble all the money away. She had a blast! So did I! Merry Christmas, Mother!