Holiday Orphans

I thought about calling this post Homeless for the Holidays but since there are people out there that are actually homeless I decided against it. I hope they’re able to go to soup kitchens and the like and have a great Thanksgiving themselves.

But this is a post about being an “orphan” for the holidays. Someone who doesn’t have a family to go to for whatever reason. In my case it’s because my parents live out of state. It’s hard. It’s sad because I missed Christmas last year with my mom (for the first time ever) because I had to work.

I know there are a lot of other “holiday orphans” out there and I was wondering, what are you doing for Thanksgiving? Going to Subway to get a turkey sandwich? Eating Chinese food like Ralphie and Mr Parker? I would love to know where all you other orphans are going. If you have any suggestions for me (and others like me) leave them in the comments! Of course most of you are probably already doing what you’re doing but I figure, it’s worth a shot.

If you’re bumbed, just remember that it’s almost Christmas and it’s even worse to not be home for that! Go holiday orphans!

All aside there are a lot of things I’m thankful for and like the Charlie Brown special says, it’s really all about giving thanks today. And I am. Hope you all have a good dinner and good times!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

5 Comments so far

  1. Jeremy (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    I’m seriously considering the Subway turkey sandwich idea. That’s kind of what got me thinking about doing this post. A little pathetic I must admit…

  2. samantha (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    Jeremy! I wish I had known you were orphaned for Thanksgiving–I cook a full turkey meal for all my friends who don’t have anywhere to go. My family is all on the east coast.

    I’m not going anywhere for Christmas this year, either, so I’ll be a Christmas orphan as well.

  3. j (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    Thanks Samantha, that would have been awesome. I didn’t know I was going to be homeless until this afternoon or I would have bitched about it on the blog a lot sooner. Hope your Thanksgiving is a great one!

  4. Gomez (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    I buy a turkey and cook a one man feast every year.

    Xmas isn’t lonely; I’ll be flying home to visit.

  5. Mom (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 12:30 am

    Wow, I miss you too. Wish I could have reached you by telephone on T-giving. Did you get my email? I love you and miss you! Reading about you being a holiday orphan made me cry. Will you make it for Christmas? You will never be an orphan as long as I love you, no matter how far apart at holidays. Gracie sends a wet slurpy dog kiss. XXOO Love, Mom

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