families locate the way to remember these misplaced to pandemic, celebrate those still with us this Thanksgiving

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TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — So many of us struggling, too many with empty region settings at the table this break. but our viewers are discovering methods to have a good time safely, to remember those misplaced, and to celebrate those nevertheless with us.

At Athena Healthcare’s Valerie Mansion nursing domestic in Torrington, households greet their spouse and children through glass home windows.

“hi Grammy!” mentioned ninety four-12 months-ancient Mary Beyer’s awesome-grandson. He spoke via a cellphone as he and Mary gazed at each and every different through Mary’s nursing domestic window.

The family unit dog jumped up to the window sill, tail wagging.

“There she is!” mentioned Mary’s granddaughter as she pointed to her grandmother.

Chuck Beyer and Katherine Marchand-Beyer are Mary’s son and daughter-in-law.

“Thirty years, all holidays have been spent in our family unit home and this may be the first one she’s not there. but it doesn’t depend the place it’s, we’ll be up here. We’ll be outside the window celebrating with grandma and it will be good enough,” spoke of the Beyers, “You should make the better of it. we are able to gown the way we desire from the waist down as a result of grandma can’t see us so i like the window visits. probably I shouldn’t have talked about that!”

around the corner, at a further window, Nancy Regner visited her dad together with her daughter, Jennifer Delgrande.

“hello dad!” mentioned Regner, putting her hand as much as the glass.

“My mom handed away the day earlier than mom’s Day from COVID,” she advised us, “It’s unhappy to now not be in a position to be collectively on the vacations. So we do our greatest.”

Dad is 91-years-old.

“If we couldn’t see him that would be nothing. So we’re grateful for that,” stated Regner.

requested what they’re grateful for this Thanksgiving, Regner replied, “grateful for what you have. No count number how massive or how little. It’s important.”

Her daughter agreed. “Yep. Don’t want large gatherings to exhibit your family that you care and also you’re looking after them and never getting any one ailing,” pointed out Delgrande.

That’s additionally what the Breyers are grateful for this year.

“grateful for family unit. thankful that mom is in a safe area and being well cared for.”