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Families join for a face-to-face Thanksgiving at Hawaii nursing homes

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                                Lillian Takeuchi, 82, and her husband, Thomas, 93, greeted each with love at Palolo Chinese Home on Thanksgiving. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.
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Lillian Takeuchi, 82, and her husband, Thomas, 93, greeted each with love at Palolo Chinese Home on Thanksgiving. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.

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                                Lillian Takeuchi, 82, her husband, Thomas, 93, and their son John sang “You are my Sunshine” during a Thanksgiving gathering at Palolo Chinese Home.
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Lillian Takeuchi, 82, her husband, Thomas, 93, and their son John sang “You are my Sunshine” during a Thanksgiving gathering at Palolo Chinese Home.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lillian Takeuchi, 82, and her husband, Thomas, 93, greeted each with love at Palolo Chinese Home on Thanksgiving. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Lillian Takeuchi, 82, and her husband, Thomas, 93, greeted each with love at Palolo Chinese Home on Thanksgiving. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.

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                                Takeuchi family gathered at Palolo Chinese Home for a Thanksgiving visit. Pictured in the center is Lillian, 82, and Thomas Takeuchi, 93, with their son, John, and his wife Annie, left. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Takeuchi family gathered at Palolo Chinese Home for a Thanksgiving visit. Pictured in the center is Lillian, 82, and Thomas Takeuchi, 93, with their son, John, and his wife Annie, left. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lillian Takeuchi, 82, and her husband, Thomas, 93, greeted each with love at Palolo Chinese Home on Thanksgiving. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lillian Takeuchi, 82, her husband, Thomas, 93, and their son John sang “You are my Sunshine” during a Thanksgiving gathering at Palolo Chinese Home.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lillian Takeuchi, 82, and her husband, Thomas, 93, greeted each with love at Palolo Chinese Home on Thanksgiving. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Takeuchi family gathered at Palolo Chinese Home for a Thanksgiving visit. Pictured in the center is Lillian, 82, and Thomas Takeuchi, 93, with their son, John, and his wife Annie, left. The couple just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary earlier this month. Thomas was placed in the nursing home after an injury in May 2020 and the pair were separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving was the first holiday since the start of the pandemic that more than one family member was able to visit.