|Thanksgiving dinner - Ron Style (hummus and pita chips)|
Here we are, another Thanksgiving!
Wow, where does the time go? Weren't we just suffering through the oppressive heat and humidity of summer? One thing I have noticed the older I get is how fast the years fly by.
|Thanksgiving Dinner at Bob's 2002 - sadly several of these men have since passed away. I am at the head of the table (as usual).|
It just does not seem that long ago that my longtime friend Bob Mc. had an annual Thanksgiving dinner at his home outside Georgetown of all of us single gay guys who didn't have a traditional family Thanksgiving. Anywhere form sixteen to twenty-four guys (all gay, but not a requirement) attended Bob's Thanksgiving foray. Bob died last year and his partner Jim is in an assisted living facility. No more Thanksgiving dinner for the single Gay Guys.
|Old Gay Guys at the Kiddie's table at Bob's Thanksgiving|
I used to do Thanksgiving dinner many years ago but Bill doesn't like turkey. And we just don't eat that much. To us Thanksgiving is just another day. In fact, Since 2005 I've worked every Thanksgiving Day. I'm not complaining, just stating a fact. In fact, I don't mind working Thanksgiving Day. I work at a hotel and the guests on Thanksgiving are invariably pleasant and kind. However, one thing I do miss is a slice of turkey and some stuffing. And oh, some real cranberry sauce and maybe mince meat pie.
The last Thanksgiving dinner I did was at my longtime friend Bill B's home in 2005.
|Thanksgiving at my friend Bill B's house - he took pity on me and invited me to dinner at his home - it was delicious! And oh, that is me in the yellow shirt (which I still have)|
I am thankful for much. I like Thanksgiving dinners. I like the family atmosphere, be it straight or gay. This year again, I will miss having an invite to a Thanksgiving dinner. But do not
|Me with my friend's cousin Ruth (who I suspect he was trying to fix me up with - we were the only singles at his dinner)|