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Thanksgiving survey.

By: JimmyZ
11/23/2020 1:53 PM

How many people are getting together with friends/family for Thanksgiving? How many in the gathering? Are you flying?


If you are getting together with friend/family, please report back in two weeks after Thanksgiving and let us know if anyone in the group got Covid.


My wife and I are staying in Florida and having Turkey, etc. alone. We will be Zooming with our family.

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By: J4yDubs
11/23/2020 2:15 PM

For the last 22 years we're had Thanksgiving with my wife's family. First at my MIL's house and then when she passed at my wife's cousin's house. We all look forward to the good food and company. This year we'll be doing it remotely. It's not that we're worried about getting the virus, it's about we're worried about transmitting it. I'm still working full time in Philadelphia, my son is part time in school, and my daughter works part time in Staples (Office supplies). My wife's family is going to meet and continue the tradition. I couldn't live with myself if I did and spread it to someone who at a great risk.

It sucks, but if taking a year off allows many more years with everyone, I'm in.

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By: Shari V
11/23/2020 2:17 PM

We're just having dinner at home this year - no family gathering.

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By: OceanBlue
11/23/2020 2:37 PM

Ms Blue, her 93 yo mom and the pup...

Totally sux, but, hey, we're all upright and present - sadly a bunch are not :(

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By: sand crab
11/23/2020 3:54 PM

Just my son and I driving over to my parents. Staying under the "10 person cap" imposed by the governor. Usually we drive down to CT for a big family gathering of 24 people. Really miss my family, but not worth getting sick over or making others sick. Hoping for better times at Christmas, but that seems unlikely. Broken heart

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By: Mikec
11/23/2020 5:34 PM

Broken glass will be put on the walk, cardboard has been cut to blackout the windows. Family has been on notice since September that this is a fend for yourself Thanksgiving.

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By: Mstaszew
11/23/2020 8:22 PM

Just my wife, the dog, and me in Nags Head this year. We have our order in for Thanksgiving dinner from Lone Cedar to be picked up on Thursday. I hope to be violating social distancing rules with some trout or puppy drum if all goes according to plan.

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By: tilly
11/24/2020 7:55 AM

2020 situations have caused me to spend Thanksgiving on my own. Choosing to follow CDC guidelines and not be with family was not an easy decision.

Family time will be virtual. I hope to view a beautiful sunrise on my favorite Rodanthe SurfChex cam, enjoy the Macy's Parade, watch some football and take a long walk in the fresh air. My dinner as well as one for my neighbor will be delivered by a great restaurant who are giving traditional holiday meals to seniors over 70 who will be alone. I'm so thankful to my daughter and all those who have donated their funds and time to help those at the highest risk and isolated this year.

Wishing all my OBC friends a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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By: PaulOinMA
11/24/2020 7:57 AM

Just us this year.

We deliver meals through Amvets in the neighboring town on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not doing it this year.

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By: Bill
11/24/2020 10:00 AM

Just the wife, myself and 18 yo Daughter this year.

Had friends who wanted to visit us but we all decided it was best to wait a few months.

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By: 11thAveGal
11/24/2020 10:22 AM

Spending it alone. I usually get together with friends but we decided it would be best to not do that this year. We are making our usual dishes and having food exchange. I'm fixing the green bean casserole and scalloped oyster casserole for them and I get turkey, dressing, gravy and apple pie. Still get a great meal but I will miss the company. I am getting out the good china and silverware! Trying to stay positive.

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By: OBXRUS
11/24/2020 10:40 AM

Guess we are in the minority. We are going to my sister's house and my parents are coming there for Thanksgiving dinner. It is an out of state trip for us. We are cautious with our day-to-day lives, but have chosen to not let fear take over. Within reason we are living as normally as possible. We asked my parents if they were comfortable with us coming, as well as my sister, and they were. And that was enough for us to decide to make the trip.

Regardless of how you all celebrate, I wish you all happy Thanksgiving. There is still a lot to be thankful for, even in 2020.

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By: 2boysmom
11/24/2020 2:28 PM

Guess we are in the minority. We are going to my sister's house and my parents are coming there for Thanksgiving dinner. It is an out of state trip for us. We are cautious with our day-to-day lives, but have chosen to not let fear take over. Within reason we are living as normally as possible. We asked my parents if they were comfortable with us coming, as well as my sister, and they were. And that was enough for us to decide to make the trip.

Regardless of how you all celebrate, I wish you all happy Thanksgiving. There is still a lot to be thankful for, even in 2020.

OBXRUS


We aren't changing anything this year either; some people in my husband's family that live out of state may not come, I haven't heard yet. We will go to my sister's house about a half hour away on Thursday for dinner with her, her 2 daughters and her son in law. We usually go to dinner at my IL's later in the day, but that may not happen due to timing. We will see them on Friday and Sunday even if we don't go Thursday.

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By: Banks68
11/24/2020 3:48 PM

All our kids and grans!
Can’t wait!!
Grandpop does the hayride around the farm for the kids.
We love to do a bonfire.
This year we are having pheasant along with turkey.
My favorite part is when we all gather to table and my hubby reads a section from WIlliam Bradford’s journal before we give thanks and eat.
My favorite holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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By: obx bingy
11/24/2020 4:26 PM

We were going to go to cumos for thanksgiving but I guess that's out. Hey all you in the big city have a good thanksgiving.

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By: J4yDubs
11/24/2020 4:37 PM

I'd like to designate this thread a no judgement zone? I'm not gonna lie, I so want to be with extended family.

And Banks68, pheasant sounds awesome. Enjoy! If you have an extra, PM me. Big grin

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By: Banks68
11/24/2020 4:46 PM

If there’s any left, J, it’s yours.
My oldest son is preparing it, and he is an awesome cook - as are all three of my boys.

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By: J4yDubs
11/24/2020 5:23 PM

If there’s any left, J, it’s yours.
My oldest son is preparing it, and he is an awesome cook - as are all three of my boys.

Banks68

Enjoy your feast and I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving. A bonfire with pheasant and turkey sounds like heaven to me!

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By: JimmyZ
11/24/2020 6:35 PM

I'd like to designate this thread a no judgement zone? I'm not gonna lie, I so want to be with extended family.

And Banks68, pheasant sounds awesome. Enjoy! If you have an extra, PM me. Big grin

J4yDubs


This post was created to see if people feel comfortable attending Thanksgiving with family or not. It was not meant to judge anyone. However if anyone is meeting with family, two weeks later we would like to know if anyone came down with Covid because all the experts say some will.

I don't know if you read about the family that got together to celebrate one of the kid's birthday. There were around 20 people and 13 came down with Covid and one is hospitalized.

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By: 2boysmom
11/24/2020 6:47 PM



This post was created to see if people feel comfortable attending Thanksgiving with family or not. It was not meant to judge anyone. However if anyone is meeting with family, two weeks later we would like to know if anyone came down with Covid because all the experts say some will.

I don't know if you read about the family that got together to celebrate one of the kid's birthday. There were around 20 people and 13 came down with Covid and one is hospitalized.

JimmyZ


I haven't seen that, but I don't watch the news anymore.

I'm comfortable with it. For us, on my husband's side, it isn't any different than dinner at the in-law's every Sunday. We go, 1 or 2 of his siblings and their spouses/kid (only one other than ours) come, his aunt, grandma, and whatever of his cousins are in. Usually 12-14 on Sunday, probably 16-18 for Thanksgiving, depending on who else is going to see the other side of their family. We don't get together as often with my sister and her family, but we do see them at least once a month or so, and that will be a group of 8. Nobody will be flying, and most of us are local; hubby's sister lives about 2 hours away but visits every few weeks. 1 of his siblings and 2 cousins are out of state and aren't coming due to work schedules.

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By: Greg MD
11/24/2020 8:59 PM

Sames as always. Thanksgiving is the best family holiday, no pressure and a ton of fun. Looking forward to shucked oysters while the hams smoke and the turkeys fry. Everyone helps with something so it's great bonding time. Supposed to be a pretty nice day from noon onward too.

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By: OBX Dreaming
11/25/2020 9:28 AM

We have always gone to my parents house, 2 1/2 hours away, on Wednesday night and stay there for 4 nights. We celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, and then we all help my mom decorate her house for Christmas...all having fun together and drinking wine at night. On Saturday, we go to my brother-in-law's house, which is only 20 minutes from my parents house, to celebrate with my husband's side of the family. Then we go back to my parents house for one more night of fun.

This year we will be staying home for the first time ever. My mom is at high risk, so we want to keep her safe. Our 2 college age daughters have been living at home this year and attending our local university. So, it will be just the 4 of us this year. I will be making a turkey for the first time! (Yikes...wish me luck!) We're going to get out the china and silverware and make it a special occasion. Even though it will be sad not to be with extended family this year, especially my mom, this will probably be the only Thanksgiving that we will celebrate with just the 4 of us, so I want to make it special.

I hope that you all have a Happy Thanksgiving...however you may celebrate it!

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By: Mechdonna2
11/25/2020 10:03 AM

Here in Mechanicsville, VA, it will be only my hubby and me. We will be having deli turkey and Publix side items. Sad that we can't see the rest of the family, but we are grateful for many things.

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By: bingy2
11/25/2020 12:23 PM

We are staying home this year. We are both in our 60’s and I have an autoimmune disease. While we will miss our family, hopefully we will be safer from the virus. My brother in law’s secretary is positive, my two nieces work in health care so we didn’t want any chance of exposure.

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By: GFD_FF
11/25/2020 12:29 PM

We usually go to my Wife's Brother's house and eat with the family. Our nephew is a nurse and his wife works for a court system. The kids have been in school. The wife and I just decided to stay home and have a little Thanksgiving this year alone. We were also invited to my other nephews house with about 20 people. We passed on that invite too. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

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