Since we are in Florida for the winter, all of our holidays will be celebrated with our Escapee Family. Yesterday was the first--Turkey Day. We had a great turnout of most of the park. For these dinners people sign up by tables. Each table has a host who holds a meeting of the table members. The park contributes meat and sometimes gravy. Each person contributes $2-$3 toward the purchase price of the meat. The table members decide on table decorations, what dishes each will bring, and whether they will supply their own dishes or buy them as part of the table decorations. They also provide a platter for the meat and a dish for the gravy, if any.
Our host provided the table decorations, including dishes. Ours was the best looking!
Each table had a side table for their carry-in dishes.
Our table counter-clockwise--managers (our current bosses) Wallace and Wanda Lewis (Green tee and next to Duane, Natalie, an Escapee who camped at our park just to join us for dinner, my place, Sharon and Fran, the other work campers, then Bea, Wanda's cousin and her husband Bennit, and Wallace's sister Elaine.
After dinner most people table hop and visit. This is my new friend and jigsaw puzzle buddy Karen. We also play Rummy Kube.
and gabbing. Duane found a fellow wood carver.
Wanda and Wallace, who have the dubious pleasure of telling us what to do.
People usually prepare way too much food for these dinners so the next day is Leftover Day. At 6pm or so everyone brings in their leftovers to a potluck dinner. Most of the leftovers get eaten.
Wally and Lanie I told them to act as if they liked each other!
As ever, more gabbing and visiting.
Our Friday potluck table included Karen and Ed, and the Monats. This room is the big common room where everyone comes to play games and watch tv. Our jigsaw puzzle is in the lefthand far corner. The door at the end of our table leads to a small tv room while the one on the left is the Pool (table) Room. On the right out of the pic are the library and the craft room. We come here to the little tv room to see our shows on CBS since we have lousy aerial reception in this park.
I saw Wallace taking my pic so I had to put up the bunny ears, even though Karen was facing me!
This night most people went home within an hour of the end of dinner. Some stayed around for a couple of hours playing games, watching tv or chatting. That's how holiday dinners are done the Escapee way.
That's all that's happening now.
Louise and Duane