Families struggle with how to hold 2nd pandemic Thanksgiving

  • Emily Whitworth, a volunteer, assembles Thanksgiving meals for pick-up Wednesday at Brattleboro Area Middle School in Brattleboro, Vt. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.