Excellant question, BK. The explaination goes back a bit.... I've been
married to my first wife for over 25 years and both sets of parents were
within traveling distance for most of that time. One of the peacekeeping
decisions was to have our Christmas on Christmas Eve morning. That evening,
we would have Christmas at my In-Law's. Christmas morning was for church
then off to my folk's home. It all fit because my inlaws always had their
Christmas on the Eve and my folks always had it on Christmas day. So, this
year, Saturday is the last day before 'our' Christmas celebration .
There are other benifits to shopping at the last minute. I never had "keep
up with the Jones's" gifts on my list so I never had to worry about the
stores running out. I don't need a PS7. I always had a list and knew where
to get the items for a fair price.
I always went to the Mall, even if my shopping was done. The Mall was the
place to go to watch the Christmas shoppers in all their glory. Some were
ungraciously pushing and shoving and some were very nice, casually going
about their shopping. Most were dressed really nice and I've always liked
Nowadays, my first wife does most of the shopping on the internet and I only
have to go out to take care of her and a few stocking stuffers. I take my
daughter with me, shop and have a nice lunch while chatting and watching all
the folks with their last minute rush. I enjoy that day.
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