WHEELING — As households collect collectively for Thanksgiving feasts at present, many seemingly are fascinated by what they’re grateful for and their plans for the approaching holidays.
This previous week, Ohio Valley residents buying and dealing within the Middle Wheeling space talked about what they’re grateful for this 12 months.
Triadelphia resident Dave Potter mentioned he’s grateful for good well being. He mentioned his household plans to collect for Thanksgiving dinner at present.
“I’m grateful my rapid household is wholesome,” he mentioned. “Everyone seems to be getting collectively, the entire household.”
Bridgeport resident Terry Ehni mentioned he, too, is grateful for good well being.
“I’ve six grandchildren who’re all native. I’m grateful for the grandkids and their well being,” he mentioned.
Ehni famous the COVID-19 virus did influence his household throughout the pandemic.
“Some in our household received it and have gotten over it, and never had any lasting results. We’ve had associates whose relations handed away (due to COVID),” Ehni mentioned. “It’s scary generally, nonetheless, however I feel it’s getting higher.”
Peggy Cusick of Martins Ferry mentioned she has loads to be pleased about year-round.
“I’m grateful on daily basis. I’m grateful for my household, for my house and for my religion,” Cusick mentioned.
She famous her household plans to collect for the vacation prefer it did final 12 months.
“We have now a small household. My household went forward and gathered,” Cusick mentioned.
Glen Dale resident Jason Robinson mentioned he’s grateful for his household this Thanksgiving. He mentioned at Christmastime they plan to journey to Clarksburg to go to household like they usually do. He mentioned between 20 and 30 relations often collect.
He added his spouse, Chray, plans on additionally visiting different family and friends of their properties with a brand new custom.
“My spouse and her associates are going to do a Christmas crawl the place you go from one home to the following,” he mentioned. “You do appetizers and dinner and expertise somewhat at every place.”
Moundsville resident Robert Hartley mentioned he just lately exited the navy and he’s glad to be house for the vacation.
“I’m grateful for my household being right here and serving to me transition out of the Marine Corps,” Hartley mentioned, including he did six deployments over a nine-year interval. “They’ve been an enormous assist since I received out.”
Hartley famous he’s additionally wanting ahead to gathering together with his whole household at Christmastime this 12 months.
Steve Haythorn of Bethesda mentioned he’s additionally grateful for his household.
“I’m grateful for my spouse and my children. There’s nothing higher than household,” he mentioned.
Haythorn mentioned his Christmas plans can be about the identical as final 12 months’s. He famous the COVID-19 virus did trigger them to do extra sanitizing and cleansing than ordinary, however with six kids he and spouse clear usually anyway.
“I cherish each minute with them,” he mentioned of his children. “I consider God has a plan for each one in every of us. I don’t let issues change how I function.”