Beginning a separate discussion related to the shelter dinners.
My friend Demetre Lagos who owns The Continental Greek Restaurant and Pastry Shop on University Way and who contributed several big chunks of cheese for earlier suppers has made a very generous offer to both me and Joann on separate occasions.
Demetre wants to buy `a turkey or two` depending on our need if we are planning to serve a Thanksgiving supper. He told me that he would buy the yams too. He said it's something he's always wanted to do - feed hungry people who don't have anyplace to go on a holiday. This is typical of the kind of generosity Demetre always has shown. When I was seriously ill back in the late `70s, he fed my children in the restaurant for three months. I didn't send them every day but whenever I sent them, he fed them. At the end of the month, the elders from that assisted living place nearby will come in and order a small salad or a cup of soup. He will bring them soup, salad and a chunk of the bread they make - and then sometimes not let them pay. Homeless street people on The Ave know that they can come to him and, if they're clean and able to behave properly, get a cup of coffee with lots of cream and a bakery item - and be treated with respect.
Now, I think we need to consider this and see if we have cooks for Thanksgiving. I'm game, of course. And, we'd have to speak with Terry to see if we can do this at the church.
What do we think?