Did you ever notice that the prices go up on thinks we Need more than things we want? Why can't Mr. & Mrs. America get a price break at least during the Holidays? Wouldn't that be a nice gift for a change!

Thanksgiving dinner this year will leave bellies bulging, as usual, but its cost will make wallets slimmer than it did last year.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual informal study, Thanksgiving dinner for a group of 10 people — including a turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, carrots, celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, coffee and milk — will cost an average of $49.20 this year, an increase of $5.73, or 13 percent, from last year’s survey.