Family traditions make Black Friday at Franklin Mills bearable [photos]

The parking lot of the super Walmart at Franklin Mills Mall was nearing capacity around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and the crowds were already idly standing in the rows. Some sections were marked off with caution tape to “keep shoppers from bum rushing the products” said one employee who’d prefer to keep his name secret.

Northeast residents Lee Flood and her daughter Lauren Smith agree: Black Friday sales can get pretty crazy. They know, they’ve been doing it for together for 16 years. “Bring the good attitude and the patience,” Flood said. “A lot of people can’t hack it.”

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