Families, friends and work make up many holiday agendas

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 16, 2007

The Selma times-journal

It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving.

What are your plans? Maybe going out of town. Maybe staying home. Maybe watching football. Maybe working.

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Selma residents this year are doing all those things come next week. From the Turkey Day Classic to the Black Friday shopping madness, someone’s got it covered. But some people aren’t doing anything that they would call &8220;exciting.&8221;

Larry Davis, one local, will be in Selma for Thanksgiving, spending time with the family.

Catherine Furlow and Adrienne Simmons, who work at Calhoun Foods on Jeff Davis Avenue, said they won’t be having a happy Thanksgiving, more than likely.

Amber Millican, a student who lives in Marion, is heading to Greensboro next Thursday.

Shopping with Millican was Darren Cotton, a Schakopee, Minn., resident. &8220;I’m going to be alone this year. My family’s very spread out, We’re all over the country. We won’t be getting together this year.&8221;

Nancy Steinfeld is heading to Birmingham for Thanksgiving to spend time with her two daughters and their families. Her sister will be also be coming in from Atlanta with her children.

Afterward, they plan to hit the Galleria for the Black Friday sales events.

Rosalee Jiles’ sons are coming in from Atlanta to spend time with her.

Jiles said they will be doing all the cooking, since she has now retired from the task.

&8220;I am going to go fishing, if it’s not too cold,&8221; Jiles said.

For Angelia Brown and Rayella Dudley, Thanksgiving Day will be another day on the job. &8220;We’re going to be working at Wal-Mart.&8221;

the two, both assistant managers, said. Dudley works the overnight shift and Brown, days.

Dudley will be working a 12 hour shift beginning that evening. She has been with the company for eight years. &8220;I love it here,&8221; she said about her job.