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Thanksgiving Day is to Gather Together & Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Traditions New & Old

There is much to look forward to this Thanksgiving Day and holiday season! The staff of Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C. shared a bit about their own traditions, plans, and eagerly anticipated moments this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. 

Lori, legal assistant to Attorney Sandra E. Gray, is most looking forward to the time she will be spending with family as she hosts the Thanksgiving meal. Her time with her family also includes the time she will be spending with her two Labradors, Lexi and Ellie. 

Hiding A Glass Pickle?

Rebecca, family law paralegal, will be continuing her family tradition of decorating the Christmas tree at her parents’ home with her handmade ornaments from her elementary school days. While decorating the Christmas tree, Rebecca’s family hides a glass pickle. On Christmas morning, the one who finds the pickle gets to open the first present under the tree. 

Don’t Forget Football!

Cindy M., office manager and paralegal to Attorneys Jeffrey C. Murse and Daniel C. Bardo, will be hosting her children and grandchildren at her home, to include lots of food and plenty of laughter. Cindy is a Green Bay Packers and Penn State Nittany Lions fan, and will be watching all the football games. 

Eileen, paralegal to Attorney Christopher M. Patterson, is hosting this year’s Thanksgiving meal for her family. She is looking forward to spending time with them! Her favorite Thanksgiving dish is the sweet potato casserole (without marshmallows!). Yummy.

Thanksgiving Shopping Anyone?

Debra, paralegal to Attorney Gabriella H. Farhat, will be spending a peaceful, quiet holiday weekend watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Afterwards, she will be planning her Christmas card list, and revising her Christmas shopping list for shopping at local small businesses. Oh, and of course she will be spoiling her cats with leftovers. 

Leslie, legal assistant/paralegal to Attorney Gabriella H. Farhat, will begin her Thanksgiving morning with a slice of dry bottom shoo fly pie and a cup of coffee, a family tradition. She looks forward to spending time with her family and eating lots of turkey. 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

We all know and love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is a big part of many people’s Thanksgiving Day and tradition carried on from when they were children. Will you be watching it this year?

Debbie F., paralegal to Attorney Christopher C. Straub, looks forward to spending time with her family and bringing home a plate of leftovers for her yellow Labrador, Gatsby. Gatsby won’t have his plate of food until after his Thanksgiving Day walk with Debbie, right before they settle in for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She is also eagerly anticipating a slice of seven layer cake from her favorite bakery in New York, her home state. Sounds heavenly.

Erin, our Firm’s dedicated receptionist is very much looking forward to her daughter’s 2nd ever Thanksgiving dinner. Now she will finally be able to try all the different foods, including Erin’s favorites of turkey, green bean casserole, and twice-baked sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows. Erin also looks forward to spending time with family, some of whom will be traveling from out-of-state. And no doubt, she will be searching for great deals on Black Friday, to cross a few items off her Christmas shopping list. 

Michelle, not only a legal assistant to Attorney Megan H. Herr, but also a legal assistant to Attorney Straub, is looking forward to relaxing time spent with her family, including lots of turkey!

Dawn, paralegal to Attorney Christopher C. Straub, will be hosting a house full of family this year. She is excited for a visit with her great-nephew for the first time this holiday weekend. She will also be cheering on the Solanco Golden Mules Football Team on their run for the State championship this season. Good luck to them.

New Thanksgiving Traditions

Cindy T., of the financial department, will be hosting her family this year for the first time in the past three years. One of her sons will continue to handle the majority of cooking for the meal. She will also be continuing her birthday celebrations over the holiday weekend. Happy birthday, Cindy!

Denise, of the financial department, just welcomed a sable Cocker Spaniel new puppy to her family. Her new puppy’s name is Asha Nicole; ‘Asha’ is a Native American word meaning hope and ‘Nicole’ is a tribute to the Hurricane Nicole. Denise had to travel through the remnants of this terrible hurricane on her way to pick up her puppy. Due to the new puppy acclimation process, Denise will be spending a relaxing weekend at home with her husband for this Thanksgiving.

Mary Ann, our Financial Administrator, is looking forward to spending time with her family, including her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She will be traveling to the Washington, D.C. area and the Lititz area for family gatherings. For dinner, she will be making her stuffing/filling, spinach balls, and baked corn (a Mennonite recipe she received from her mother-in-law). 

Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to all from our staff and families to yours! May your gatherings be fulfilling and may you have many reasons to give thanks! Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC.