by Hitty Gale, A Gale Lyons Hitty Doll Thanksgiving 2009 found us in Alabama for a family gathering and Thanksgiving dinner. Wow! What a spread. We had turkey with gravy and cornbread stuffing (a Southern tradition) homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, Honeybaked Ham and desserts galore. Good thing, I can't gain weight! We brought seven bags of oranges with to give to family members. Our relatives traditionally start the Christmas season shopping on Black Friday so we took the freeway to the Riverchase Galleria Shopping Mall. We saw this full shopping cart early in the day. That is some serious shopping!