Thanksgiving 1964. Four college roommates had decided to buy a turkey and trimmings for their Thanksgiving away from homes and families. This turkey dinner would not only feed them, it would also provide two or three days of leftovers for meals for these always hungry, borderline poor, men.
While eating this feast, there was a knock on the door. Answering it revealed a traveling family that needed a meal. They were offered food from the table and gratefully accepted. There would still be enough leftovers for a meal or so.
After everyone was finished eating, there was another knock and another needy family asked for help. It was late in the day and the only meal available was the leftover turkey. Once offered, it was accepted and quickly eaten.
The roommates had no leftover turkey for future meals. This was not as planned.
Instead of reheated turkey, all they had was the indescribably warm feeling of helping those less fortunate than them – and a memory that never fades.