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Walter Jacobson

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CHICAGO (CBS) — I have called the grocer to reserve my turkey, but I’m feeling not good about Thanksgiving.

I’m afraid there won’t be a Thanksgiving, not like there used to be in the kitchen during the day, stuffing and roasting a turkey and mashing potatoes for family time, to tell the kids about the pilgrims on the Mayflower — 66 days at sea — on their way to Plymouth Rock.

Thanksgiving used to be for giving thanks. Now, it’s for shopping.

Some big stores will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, some will open at 8 and stay open all night.

America’s gotta shop! Never mind the chopping and stuffing and the pilgrims, and the State street parade. Join the rush to the stores that are pushing us to shop ‘til we drop — now.

Spend our money, now. Don’t wait. Shop for Christmas – on Thanksgiving?

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