Man on the Street: Thanksgiving

Kristian Perez, News Writer

Man on the Street: Thanksgiving edition! Check out what these people said about their Thanksgiving traditions.


Morgan Peterson

“Every Thanksgiving we go to my grandparents’ to spend time together, but my favorite tradition is our aggressive game of spoons we get to play every year,” Peterson said.

Peterson gives her opinions on her favorite and least favorite food and dessert on Thanksgiving. “My favorite Thanksgiving food is turkey, but my least favorite is stuffing,” Peterson said.

“My favorite pie is my grandma’s rhubarb pie!” Peterson said.

“I’m so thankful for my family, friends, and boyfriend,” Peterson said. “They’ve done so much for me, and I can’t show them how thankful I am for them.”



Lily Janke

“My favorite tradition I do every year is drive around look at Christmas lights with my family the day after Thanksgiving,” Janke said. “We do this because none of us like to go black Friday shopping.”

“No, I don’t travel for Thanksgiving we do things as a small family at my mom’s house,” Janke said.

“My favorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie, and my least favorite is turkey,” Janke said.

“I will be most thankful for my amazing mom this year,” Janke said.



Julie Jones

“My favorite tradition to do for Thanksgiving is going over to my aunt and uncle’s house and getting together with all my family and eating way too much food,” Jones said.

“We [will] travel about 35 miles from my hometown.” Jones said.

Jones said her favorite food on Thanksgiving is made by her grandmother. “My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving dinner is buttered noodles by my grandmother,” Jones said. “My least favorite thing to eat is stuffing made with raisins.”

“I’m thankful for everything, mostly my family and friends,” Jones said. “I am thankful for where I am in my life right now.”



Christina Coffman

“My favorite tradition is before any family gathering, Thanksgiving included, my uncle puts out a small plate of food as an offering to all of our loved ones who have passed,” Coffman said. “Always taking the time to recognize and remember those we’ve lost is a big deal in my family.”

“I live in Wayne and my family lives in Santee, so I do travel but not anything too crazy,” Coffman said.

“My favorite food to eat at Thanksgiving is definitely green bean casserole, the crispy onions on the top are my favorite part,” Coffman said. “My least favorite Thanksgiving food is cranberry sauce, but I’ve never had it homemade so there’s still hope!”

“I’m not a huge pie fan, but my aunt always makes cherry cheesecake for the holidays and that is by far my favorite dessert,” Coffman said.

“This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for growth,” Coffman said. “The last year or so has been really hard on a lot of people, but I am confident I’ve grown in a lot of tough ways because of those trials and tribulations.”



Anna Liston

“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going to my grandparents’ house for dinner,” Liston said.

Liston gives her opinion on what her favorite and least favorite Thanksgiving food is: “My favorite Thanksgiving dinner food is mashed potatoes,” Liston said. “My least favorite is turkey, and my favorite dessert is apple pie.”

“I will be most thankful for my family this year,” Liston said.



Lauren Lemmon

“My favorite tradition is helping my family cook Thanksgiving dinner,” Lemmon said.

“Out of the many foods served on Thanksgiving Lemmon gives her favorites and least favorites along with what she like for dessert. “My favorite Thanksgiving dinner food is macaroni and cheese, and my least favorite is green bean casserole,” Lemmon said. “My favorite pie is apple.”

“I’m most thankful to be able to spend this Thanksgiving with my boyfriend,” Lemmon said.