Piedmont counts its blessings and celebrates “Small Thanksgiving”

The Exedra was out and about this week asking residents how they planned to celebrate the holiday this year as public health experts and state officials asked families to stay home and keep their gatherings small.

What are you thankful for this year and how are you spending Thanksgiving?

Sarah, Miles, and Reed Hannay

We’re thankful for our health and our family. We’re spending Thanksgiving making pies, cooking, playing football, and being at home.


Erika Mojia

I’m thankful for my job. I’m spending Thanksgiving with my family and a couple friends.


Karen and Sigmund Seigel

We’re thankful that we’re still healthy and that the neighborhood is great. We’re spending Thanksgiving with a friend, so just three of us.


Saskia Kwiram

My family. We’re having food from a restaurant.


Melisa Moreno

My job and my health. I’m spending Thanksgiving with my host family.


Bailey Remillosa and Julia Stokes

Bailey (left): My friends, my family, that I have a roof over my head. My family got tested and we’re going to my grandparents’ and eating in the backyard.

Julia (right): My friends, family, and swim team. I think we’re having a small gathering in the backyard and might have a Zoom meeting.


Mika Clear

I am thankful for everything that I have and for having an amazing family and friends. We’re going to celebrate on Friday and [on Thanksgiving] we’re going to decorate the house.


Xenia, Sofia, and Nina Mayer

We’re thankful for our health, our home and having a roof over our heads, and for having food to eat. 

Nina (right): I’m thankful for going to school everyday.

Sofia (front): I’m thankful that there might be three possible coronavirus vaccines.

We’re going for a walk in our new town, making pumpkin and apple pies, and having Zoom calls with family.


John Haywood
[I’m thankful for] having a calm day. My grandparents are coming over [for Thanksgiving].

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