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DULUTH - Some Duluth residents spent the day shopping on Sunday, getting ready for the upcoming holidays.
In this week's Sunday Sound-Off, Brett Adkins and Photojournalist Adam Jagunich talked with some of the shoppers at Mount Royal Foods about their family Thanksgiving traditions.
"I am having dinner on thanksgiving. I am making a ham, not turkey. I come from like the turkey producing capitol of Minnesota, and I am having two meals without turkey,” said Lee Ziegler, a shopper.
“We’re cooking a turkey and we might actually go down to check out the DECC too and volunteer or something. Maybe eat too there, you never know,” said Charlotte Fisketti, a shopper.
“Wednesday is always making dressing with grandma. So when my daughter and I get home, my daughter and I go over there and make dressing with her. That's been kind of a tradition even though it’s nothing hard to make. It’s just something that we do. And we just basically have the traditional turkey and dressing and vegetables,” said Mary Beth Downs, a shopper.
“Squash, potatoes, turkey. Crab, I am going to have some crab meat on the side,” said Fisketti.
“All thanksgiving stuff. Like I said I am doing a traditional dinner with cranberries and all those things but I am doing a ham instead. It's a tangerine ham, it’s an Easter dinner but my kids love it and they beg for it every holiday,” said Ziegler.
"We've got a few vegetarians in the family so we always kind of make a few extra dishes for them so they'll be kind of passing on the turkey,” said Downs.
“The family is spread out throughout the country now so it's pretty much just who you are with, and sometimes friends,” said Fisketti.
“This is my second day of shopping and I will be back again on Tuesday and Wednesday to pick up the turkey, the fresh bird and it’s kind of all week leading up to Thursday. Thursday is just the finale,” said Downs.
It's such a great holiday because it’s on the first day of a long weekend. You can just eat, enjoy yourself. You don’t have to worry about anything. Love it,” said Ziegler.
“Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Let's hope for a peaceful year,” said Fisketti.