This week is Thanksgiving. Our national holiday proscribed date for
We don't celebrate Thanksgiving at Casa Tipton-Kelly. I have nothing against Thanksgiving Day Dinners (they're almost always delicious) but Bill and I got out of that commercially induced rat race years ago. I usually work Thanksgiving Day (as I will this year) as well as Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Several years in the past I used to attend a Thanksgiving dinner given by my friend Bob McC. Over 25 years ago he and his partner started serving dinner for gay guys who had no other place to go for dinner. That was a very generous and nice gesture on his part. Unfortunately both Bob and his partner are in an assisted care facility now and no longer hold their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for single gay guys.
|Me (far right) after my fill of turkey at the Single Gay Guy's Thanksgiving Dinner 2001|
Then there were a few years that my former high school buddy Bill B. would invite me to his family's Thanksgiving dinner. If I wasn't work I went (he wife is a fabulous cook!) The get together was all good. Bill's wife created just the perfect setting for a family get together. If I wasn't working I would go again but unfortunately I'm almost always working on Turkey Day but Bill assures me the invitation is always open.
|Thanksgiving 2003 (10 years already?)|
These years the holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around and are over before I've even had a chance to get my ceramic Christmas trees out for display.
This year as in years in the past I will celebrate Thanksgiving at the front desk at the hotel where I work in Lewes. For "dinner" I'll have perhaps a pack of Lance crackers. One year my co-worker brought me in a Thanksgiving plate she made up at home. I nuked it and it was fabulous!
|Ron's Thanksgiving - 2008|
So this year don't feel sorry for me (Argentina), I'll be working but I am thankful. I am thankful for the medical challenges that I faced this year and overcame. I am thankful for the new friends I made this year (and you know who you are). And I am most thankful that I was able to get married to my longtime partner Bill this year.
It's all good folks, all good. Happy Thanksgiving!