Nerdwallet produced a seasonal ranking of 264 towns and cities in the order of most-expensive Thanksgiving dinners which the AP picked-up this week. Kodiak, Alaska was third on the list. Last year, a reporter for KMXT filed a report from Karluk, a village on Kodiak about their Thanksgiving meals. (Click the arrow beside the speaker symbol to play)

This reminded me of a video report from Lisa Rein and Whitney Shefte of PostTV about the Postal Service's subsidy of grocery deliveries to remote regions of Alaska, though as Marina Cummiskey's radio report indicated, the Postal Service subsidy isn't a factor for the residents of Karluk because there are two Safeways on the island. There just isn't a road to connect them to town, so their grocery orders still arrive by plane. (If the video doesn't work, click here)

As for myself, unlike a few times in the past, we've lived in a Midwestern town large enough to have multiple supermarkets for the past few years. Once or twice, prior to having kids, we've lived far enough from the beaten path in other parts of the country, where it was better both socially and logistically to take part in a communal Thanksgiving and there was one time we didn't remember until the night before and it was more than a hundred miles to the nearest grocery store, but this year we went to the stores down the street and have all the fixins.

I might even take part in a low-key Black Thursday thing, but if I go, it'll be more because I'm ready to get out of the house or there's a last minute ingredient I'll need to buy.