A Thanksgiving Blessing

A Thanksgiving Blessing

Eman Habib, Reporter

In 1985, Scott Macaulay, a vacuum repair man in Melrose, Massachusetts, was tired of
spending Thanksgiving alone. He decided to put an ad in the newspaper stating that he would
host a free Thanksgiving dinner for 12 people. It was a success that now, 33 years later, almost
100 people a year spend Thanksgiving with him. He does it for the people who are widows,
homeless, or for the college kids who simply couldn’t make it home to celebrate with their
families. “This isn’t about the food, though, it’s about having a place to go”, Macaulay says.
Macaulay doesn’t have a cellphone or a computer so they call his office phone to make
reservations. He does all the grocery shopping himself. He purchases 4 large turkeys to feed to
the people amongst many other things. He hosts the dinner in a church and brings his own
things to make it homier which includes a fake fireplace, some candles, and rugs. Things to
make it look like a comfortable living room. After dinner, everyone helps out with the cleaning
and putting everything back in its place. Macaulay makes many friends and memories and loves
everything about the thing he started 33 years ago. His story really assures others that there
are still people who do good in this world.