This woman served up 36 lbs. of turkey, 15 lbs. of ham, 10 lbs. of green beans, 5 quarts of gravy, not to mention the potatoes, macaroni and cheese and dessert at a free community Thanksgiving dinner for seniors. The meal brought in nearly 200 thankful neighborhood residents out of the rain and cold on Thursday afternoon.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert wrote their permit for 60,000 people - barely touching the 215,000 or more that came to the national mall. Many signs, discussions and bizarre costumes dotted the crowd, which fell silent each time one of the men spoke.
Among the roadside attractions was a giant copy of the preamble to the Constitution, which thousands signed in the course of the day.
I was out on the road at 6 a.m. as polls opened in Southern Indiana. Poll workers greeted their neighbors in the small-town districts and caught up on local news. Signs coated the entry ways to every building, and volunteers stood outside handing out fliers to those still undecided. The Clarksville fire inspector volunteered for the first time as a poll inspector, a task slightly more complicated than he had anticipated.