Howdy friends, and happy Friday. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. There are so many family traditions around the holidays that I thought I would take today and give you an opportunity to comment on something you and yours did on your Thanksgiving Day.
As for me, my family has scattered over the years and so the holidays have been bringing new traditions. This year, I met with my sister and her oldest son and we invaded “Hometown Buffet”. Now, the fun part was I had never been there before. No cooking (though I missed the smells of turkey and pumpkin pie in the oven), no clean up, wide variety of foods to choose from. And after lunch, we went to my nephews for dessert and coffee. It was a very relaxing day. I must say, my pup was very happy to see me though, when I got back home. What more could I ask for!
I would love to hear from you. What did you do this Thanksgiving?
On a side note, this is “Black” Friday. I thought this was such a strange name for the day right after Thanksgiving, so I just had to go looking for an explanation of how this tradition began. Here is just a brief look at one version of the story, and you can click in the paragraph to read more if you’re interested.
“Another story suggests that during the early days of this shopping tradition, people were so excited to shop for discounted items that they would swarm stores and shopping centers. This shopping riot caused traffic accidents and even altercations amongst the shoppers.”
Wow, swarm is right! I myself have never ventured out on this particular shopping day, but I know some people that are very dedicated to braving the crowds every year. I’m not sure if it’s the great bargains, the thrill of the hunt (for that perfect gift), or just the excitement of the official beginning of Christmas shopping. As for this writer, I’ll stay home!