Thanksgiving, in my mind it has always been one of the truly sacred days when virtually everything is closed and folks visit with family, chill, and eat un-Godly great food that can kill you. Arteries clog, gallbladder give out (mine in 1999); we watch football we I would never watch; we cook all day, and the best part has always been the time spent with friends and family. This year we took a wonderful walk to see the sun setting over Puget Sound; we drank champagne long before five; we shared thanks for having this year together (my uncle beat cancer); we remembered those who are not with us anymore, and we enjoyed a sacred day together.

Thanks to the big name stores, many families did not have the same luxury this year. Big retailers, claiming that customers demanded it, decided to open on Thanksgiving this year, a day ahead…

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