VIENNA - As the nation pauses for a day of thanks today, an informal poll of area residents interviewed at the Grand Central Mall Wednesday said family and being able to spend time with them topped their lists.
For Steve Tatman of Parkersburg there were three things on his list.
"God, family and health," he said. "Is there anything else? That's a good order."
His granddaughter McKenzie Pettrey, also of Parkersburg, echoed Tatman's sentiments for this Thanksgiving.
"Family, friends and health," she said.
Nancy Woodford of Marietta said she was thankful for a few things.
"I'm thankful to have a good job and family and grandkids I can spend time with," she said.
Her granddaughter, Katie Woodford of Vienna, said she was thankful for at least one thing.
"Grandma," she said.
U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Moles of Parkersburg said he was thankful to be home.
"I'm glad I'm home," he said. "I moved back about a year ago. I was in the Army."
Janet and Paul Mancuso of Vienna said they had things to be thankful for.
"I am thankful for my babies," she said. "And, my family."
Paul Mancuso said he was thankful for a healthy family.
Megan Mancuso of Vienna said she was thankful for a new puppy and that she will soon take her nursing boards.
Chris Mancuso of Vienna said he was thankful for the Thanksgiving break from his studies at college.
"I'm thankful for my family and being able to come home and see them over the week," he said.