Houston News : Texas grandparents find a way to spend Thanksgiving with family

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A grandparents’ love never fades no matter how far they are, as one Texas couple proved by finding a creative way to make Thanksgiving memories with their family amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missy and Barry Buchanan took thinking outside the box to a whole new level as they contemplated how they might share the holidays with their loved ones safely amid the many expert warnings against in-person gatherings.

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A set of grandparents from Texas have found a safe solution to share the holidays with their family amid the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/lhHfbttsyi

— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 24, 2020

“Lovingly known as Ama and Poppi, the couple wanted to still be ‘present’ for Thanksgiving dinner,” per Nicole Pelletiere with Good Morning America. “So, Missy Buchanan ordered two 6-foot cardboard cutouts of her and her husband and mailed them to their four grandchildren.”

Missy, 69, is a writer, according to Rachel Paula Abrahamson with Today. She told Today she had no clue the gift would be a big hit and that their four grandchildren have been enjoying moving the cutouts around their homes and taking photos with them.

“They’ve taken us to a chicken coop. We’ve just been all over the place,” Missy gushed, according to Abrahamson. “I told the kids, ‘I fully expect to be decorated for Thanksgiving dinner.’ Maybe I’ll get a pilgrim hat!”

Buchanan said to Pelletiere that the cutouts have alleviated some stress for her and her family during these unprecedented times.

“Family love is not going to change whether we’re there or not,” Missy said to Pelletiere. “It’s a reminder that there’s still something to laugh about.”

The cutouts will also be celebrating with the family at Christmas, according to Buchanan.





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Source : chron.com