Americans did good (yes, I know I should say "well"). At last count, the National Retail Federation tells us that, despite low incomes, no incomes and stock-market tumbles, we spent $52.4 billion last weekend, up from $45 billion last year. The NRF further says that 226 million of us shopped in stores or online. But wait, there's more. Population-wise we total 311 million people, give or take a couple. So, presumably only 85 million of us did not spend money between Black Friday Eve — Walmart opened at 10 p.m. — and Cyber Monday, which is America's top online shopping day. At press time, it was expected that Monday sales would top $1.2 billion, up from $1 billion last year.