On being thankful…

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Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "Probably family, friends and free education."- Matthew Zorbas, Kenai

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "Probably family, friends and free education."- Matthew Zorbas, Kenai

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "Our law enforcement and our firemen ... For instance my brother's working tomorrow so a fireman can go be home with his family ... They protect us." - Makenna Holly, Soldotna

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion “Our law enforcement and our firemen … For instance my brother’s working tomorrow so a fireman can go be home with his family … They protect us.” – Makenna Holly, Soldotna

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "I'm definitely thankful for my family, and we're adopting right now from Haiti so just hearing about the news from him, like we're moving forward with the process right now, is really exciting." - Mackenzie Lideman, Soldotna

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion “I’m definitely thankful for my family, and we’re adopting right now from Haiti so just hearing about the news from him, like we’re moving forward with the process right now, is really exciting.” – Mackenzie Lideman, Soldotna

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "I'm thankful that, you know, friends and family are heatlhy and I get to work in a city that I love." - Dustin Voss, Kenai

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion “I’m thankful that, you know, friends and family are heatlhy and I get to work in a city that I love.” – Dustin Voss, Kenai

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "I'm thankful that it's a La Nina year with a 70 percent increase of snowfall projected ... for this winter. I'm happy that ... I have a job and I can come to work every day and do something that I enjoy." - Casey Luecker

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion “I’m thankful that it’s a La Nina year with a 70 percent increase of snowfall projected … for this winter. I’m happy that … I have a job and I can come to work every day and do something that I enjoy.” – Casey Luecker

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion "My wife and my daughter are something I'm especially thankful for. They are just a huge blessing in my life, and I really appreciate them. My little girl's My little girl's two and a half, and it's a lot of fun. And my wife's just wonderful." - Ben Nabinger, Kenai

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion “My wife and my daughter are something I’m especially thankful for. They are just a huge blessing in my life, and I really appreciate them. My little girl’s My little girl’s two and a half, and it’s a lot of fun. And my wife’s just wonderful.” – Ben Nabinger, Kenai

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion "I'm thankful for friends, family and martial arts." - Seth Stacey, Soldotna

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion “I’m thankful for friends, family and martial arts.” – Seth Stacey, Soldotna

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion "I'm thankful for my family, for my long life and to live in Alaska." - Jenny Woods, Soldotna

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion “I’m thankful for my family, for my long life and to live in Alaska.” – Jenny Woods, Soldotna

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion ""I'm thankful to exercise my rights as a lizard person of America." - Catherine Wolk, Soldotna

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion “”I’m thankful to exercise my rights as a lizard person of America.” – Catherine Wolk, Soldotna

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion "I'm thankful to be in Alaska. I just moved here with my son." - Cortney Haag, Kenai

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion “I’m thankful to be in Alaska. I just moved here with my son.” – Cortney Haag, Kenai

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion ""My family. (This year) I had a grandbaby." - Nicole Gerow, Kenai

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion “”My family. (This year) I had a grandbaby.” – Nicole Gerow, Kenai

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion ""The only thing I'm thankful for is the food." - Nathan Orloff, Kenai

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion “”The only thing I’m thankful for is the food.” – Nathan Orloff, Kenai

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion "(Thanksgiving is) my favorite holiday... All you have to do is be thankful for things. It's not like Christmas with all that other stuff." - Kathy Romain, Kenai

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion “(Thanksgiving is) my favorite holiday… All you have to do is be thankful for things. It’s not like Christmas with all that other stuff.” – Kathy Romain, Kenai

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion I'm thankful every day for everything. Thanksgiving is no exception, but I'm especially thankful to see people come together.

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion I’m thankful every day for everything. Thanksgiving is no exception, but I’m especially thankful to see people come together.

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion "I'm thankful for my family. We're having Thanksgiving at our house. Turkey, pumpkin pie, and frog-eye salad (fruit salad with whipped cream and tapioca)...I have no idea what tapioca is, but I like it." - Tristen Hilleary, Nikiski

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion “I’m thankful for my family. We’re having Thanksgiving at our house. Turkey, pumpkin pie, and frog-eye salad (fruit salad with whipped cream and tapioca)…I have no idea what tapioca is, but I like it.” – Tristen Hilleary, Nikiski

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion "Clean weather, easy traveling, family. We're going to have a bunch of them over tomorrow." - Amber Hilleary

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion “Clean weather, easy traveling, family. We’re going to have a bunch of them over tomorrow.” – Amber Hilleary

Family, and the ability in my profession to get close to people from all walks of life... Everybody talks to their hairdresser like they talk to a bartender. - Tamera Mapes, Nikiski

Family, and the ability in my profession to get close to people from all walks of life… Everybody talks to their hairdresser like they talk to a bartender. – Tamera Mapes, Nikiski

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion "I have the best employees... They all have wonderful hearts. They're so good to me." - Holly Beaty

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion “I have the best employees… They all have wonderful hearts. They’re so good to me.” – Holly Beaty

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