This year we got a surprise the day before thanksgiving, got a call from the nurse at the high school the gf's kid attends asking if someone would be home when school lets out.
I told her I'd be lurking around the place and asked what was up.
All she'll say is she's giving the kid a ride home with a big box but wont give me any more details, which naturally leaves me a bit confused.
So I head outside about the time I expect her there and they show up in the nurse's Subaru, at which point I have to wrestle a huge TV box full of food out of the back, and I mean this was real food, not the unwanted stuff most folks give to food drives, not one can of yams in the lot.
And, after thanking her and getting ready to lurch up the stairs with about half a ton of comestibles, she hands me an envelope that turns out to have a $900 check in it.
All this was from some sort of drawing the school had set up by the local business league where half the money goes to the school and the other to whomever wins.
Made for a pretty good thanksgiving all around.