It’s a day to reflect and give thanks

Published 1:05 pm Thursday, November 22, 2007

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES – Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. It's time spent with friends and family, enjoy wonderful food and be thankful for a number of different things.
The Daily Star asked Niles residents what they are most thankful for and how they will be spending their Thanksgiving holiday.
Alena Flegel, 8, said she is thankful for her family.
"On Thanksgiving my family goes to my aunt's house and eat a lot of food. I like the turkey the best," she said.
Paula Cook is thankful for the time she is able to spend with her family, especially her children.
"I have three daughters who are grown and live far away. I'm just thankful that we can all get together on Thanksgiving," she said.
Jacob Ruelle said he likes going to his great-grandmother's house for Thanksgiving because it gives him a chance to see his family members.
"All of my cousins are there and I like seeing them. I also like eating the food because it's always good. It's never bad," he said with a laugh.
Kathy Stark is thankful for her family as well, but "I'm glad we still strive to find peace amongst us all," she said.
For Nathan Damm, he's thankful for all 14 of his pets.
"I have two horses, two dogs, seven kittens and three cats and I am thankful to have all of them," he said.
Nicole Foley is thankful for others when it comes to the holiday.
"I'm happy that a lot of our students will be celebrating the holiday season with their families," she said.
Although Thanksgiving is only one day a year, it seems most are thankful for something the entire 365 days. Happy Thanksgiving!