Chronicle poll results: Thanksgiving
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Chronicle poll results: Thanksgiving

We asked our readers what their plans were for Thanksgiving. Here's what they said.

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(Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels)

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “What are your plans for Thanksgiving?” Of the 183 people who responded, 59% said they would be spending the day with a small group of family or friends; 23% said they would be celebrating with a large group; and 9% said they would be observing the day with just the people who live under their roof. Forty-six people submitted comments. A few follow.

Still unable to have children and grandchildren in our house. Grandchildren are too young to be vaccinated.

I look forward to the day when we can again, comfortably, have a larger gathering for holidays.

We choose only to celebrate with people who are vaccinated because we have young grandchildren who can’t be yet. They are included in our celebrations.

Will enjoy our, now traditional, vegan Thanksgiving with most of our kids coming home. Turkey will be on our Shabbat menu a few days before Thanksgiving. Everyone but the new grandbaby is vaccinated and we’re genuinely grateful.

Grateful to be together with my family!

I’m happy to be going to be with people this year, not Zooming.

This will be the first time visiting out-of-town family in two years. All of us are now vaccinated.

I will be by myself, so just a small rock Cornish hen and very few side dishes. Single serve piece of pie or cake. All family are from out of town and aren’t interested in traveling and haven’t invited me to come to them.

As those gathering for Thanksgiving are within our “pod” of two in one home, four in one home, and three in one home, we have been an active family unit for the entire pandemic. Hanukkah is a tad different and slightly larger with cousins in town from NYC and Baltimore. I am a touch more nervous about that, yet excited to see family I care deeply about!

I plan to go to a restaurant with friends rather than spending another Thanksgiving alone.

Holidays aren’t like they used to be. Aside from COVID issues, empty chairs due to generations passing.

I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, so my day will be like any other day. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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