Perhaps I should tell you the back story. I will try to be brief. To phrase Steely Dan, "I cried when I wrote this song. Sue me if I play too long."
Some of you know that Laura and I have been together for 20 years, we were married 20 years to the day we met. So we have had lots of experience with Thanksgiving. It is not a religious holiday but it has been a wonderful journey and it is our favorite holiday. We have eaten Thanksgiving dinner at the following places:
Home: On many occasions. We almost burned down the house with a deep fryer.
Morrisons Cafeteria: Laura was finishing up her masters degree and Morrison’s was open.
The Ronald McDonald House in Richmond Va: I was a volunteer and so we along with others cooked the dinner for the folks staying there. It was a wonderful event. We then went to a restaurant in Richmond where we both ended up with food poisoning.
New York City: We watched several balloons destroyed at 44th and Broadway, then had lunch at Virgil’s and dinner at Beulah’s (no longer there).
Disney World: We ate Thanksgiving at "The Flying Fish" at the Boardwalk. It was good but…
South Padre Island, Texas: We ordered a Thanksgiving Dinner from HEB, a grocery store, they screwed it up but we sort of fixed it.
The Lighthouse: It’s a homeless shelter in Annapolis and we will be there again to make sure that the turkey is hot.
So. We will be going back to the Lighthouse this year, it will be a lunch dinner, but what I want is to present(surprise)a Thanksgiving Dinner just for her. How do I do that. Perhaps a caterer or maybe have friends of ours show up with prepared foods. I do like the idea of the game hens and the capon.
Of course there is always a restaurant but I would like to do something special for her.
BTW we once had Christmas Dinner at the Denny’s in Myrtle Beach. My Dad was in the hospital and it was the only place open.
I appreciate all of you suggestions.