Local grocery stores were crowded with last minute Thanksgiving shoppers. The eve of the turkey day holiday is one of the busiest days of the year for local grocery stores, right next to December 23. Just as much as turkey is a tradition, it appears that for some so is last minute shopping.
Blessing Nwaknma said, "I waited 'til the last minute to get a better deal, that's why."
Diane and Andrew Dzurick said, "We always wait to the last minute. That's the way we do things."
If there's one thing Americans do on Thanksgiving, it's eat turkey. Historians say it was probably not on the dinner table in Plymouth back in the 1600s when Thanksgiving got its start, but it's tradition now. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates more than 45 million turkeys will make it to the dinner table this Thanksgiving.
Davina Moorehead and her sister Brenda Luca were on the hunt for the right sized turkey, but not having much luck. The largest they could find was 20 pounds.
"We have not been able to find a larger one than this yet, but we're still looking. Otherwise, we'll end up with two turkeys and try to fit them in the oven."
They're Thanksgiving pros, prepping the traditional dinner for years, but for Andrea Doring it'll be her first shot at cooking a turkey. A native German, it will also be her first American Thanksgiving.
With one look at the turkey she said, "I hope it will work. We'll have to find out how to cook it. I hope it will work."
If you've found that you forgot something, some stores will be open Thanksgiving Day including Wal-Mart with its regular hours, Winn-Dixie from 6 to 4 p.m. and most Albertsons until 4 p.m.