Flashback Friday, Episode 16 - Thanksgiving Celebrations
Thanksgiving has always been a special time for residents at Easton Mountain - a time to share a feast with those in our extended community who are especially close to us. Last year we had about forty people, and we had tables set up in the Great Room. There are still places open for this year's celebration. You can register on line. In the first years of Easton Mountain, our holiday events attracted a smaller number. In 2005 about twenty men shared our Thanksgiving festivities. Several men worked on preparing the dinner, which was held in the late afternoon.
We ate sitting around a large table (actually several smaller tables put together) in the Sunroom. Our dinner circle was held around the table.
Desert is always an important part of any feast, and this year it included home-baked pies.
Many gay men find that the holiday season is a difficult time. Some make obligatory trips to families they only see at holidays. Others have been complete rejected by their families and spend the holidays alone. But from its very beginning, Easton Mountain has offered gay men the warmth of family in a fellowship that, as our Mission Statement says, "welcomes all others as sisters and brothers.."