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Last-Minute Shoppers Prepare for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just a day away and that means many people are taking care of some last-minute grocery shopping before the big feast.

Grocery store managers tell us most people have gotten their shopping out of the way already, but they also say they still expect a lot of shoppers tonight to pick up some smaller items.

"I'm doing the pies," Liz Mounce said. "Got everything else. I'm doing the pies now."

"Flowers for the table, asparagus, ice for the drinks," Martha Pollack said.

Pollack is hosting dinner tomorrow, and even though she is buying things today, she's already started meal preparations.

"I have a 27-pound turkey," Pollack said. "I have ham. I made 15 pies, on Monday, because everybody that takes leftovers takes a pie home."

Others, you could say, have a little bit of the pregame jitters.

"I am excited," Annette Kezes said. "I just hope I don't mess the turkey up. I haven't done it in a long time."

But not everybody is having people over for Thanksgiving.

Some will be guests at the dinner table, tomorrow.

So, they're just helping out.

"Just a few things for appetizers," Sharon Dagoff said. "I got off easy, this year. My son-in-law and daughter are doing the whole thing."

"My son is cooking Thanksgiving because I just got a new knee," Mary Maples said. "That's my excuse not to cook."

As you might expect, most people have a lot of the same things on the menu.

"Mashed potatoes, turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, peas, carrots," Maples said.

With so much food on the mind, many say they have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to.

"It's a good time to get together and relax," Dagoff said. "Even though we see each other during the year, you don't really sit and relax a lot when we get together because everyone's busy."

"Being with family," Kezes said. "My mom is here. She's 87 years old, so I'm bringing her in, tomorrow, and I already have three Christmas trees, up in my house. So, I'm ready for the holidays."

Some people say they expect to make one more trip to the store tomorrow, when they realize they forgot something like whip cream or cranberry sauce.

One employee says he sees a lot of people scrambling in because their turkey didn't thaw out in time.

So, keep that in mind.

Written by Paul Nelson
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