"Well, normally it would be the parade (Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade). If we weren't there live in person, we'd watch it on TV when my kids were growing up. Now I'm trying to do that with my grandchildren. If I have them, it will depend on the weather, if I take them to the parade."
WHAT IS YOUR DINNER TRADITION?
"After my kids were raised, I did breakfast (with them) and then dinner with my parents. Now, I've got geriatric patrol. I have my mom and dad, my mother-in-law and brother-in-law. This year I have my sister and my nieces too. My kids all go to their significant other's homes."
WHAT ARE YOU MOST THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR?
"At this stage I'd say, for the repaired lives of my children. And for the continued life of my dad. Coming from a stroke, the fact that he's still here blows my mind. God's not finished with him yet."
IS THERE ONE THANKSGIVING THAT STANDS OUT IN YOUR MIND?
"I would say when my (4) children were young, between the ages of 3-13, and it was the first time the five of us went to the parade. We went down and took blankets and sat in the middle of 15th and The (Ben Franklin) Parkway. We copped a squat and watched the parade go by. That was the beginning and we did that every year until they started going out on their own. So now we watch it on TV."