- Oct 7, 2011
Well said. I think that's why these years days like Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve/Day are so important because all of these other "Holidays" really a lot of people don't even have time to spend with their family. Don't take away the few special ones they have!I agree Edge. Growing up, the stores were closed on New Years Day, Lincoln's Birthday (now President's Day), Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving along with early close on Christmas Eve and then of course Christmas Day. What many growing up in today's America do not realize is that it is more than the subject of the holiday themselves. It was a day that families could plan to be off from work and enjoy a few "extra" days in the year to celebrate the occasion and family in general. You could decide what you wanted to do for Labor Day (as an example) in January and know you would be free to enjoy the day.
Now the "mighty" dollar has crept into most of them. Some will still show their independence from greed and close. The rest like to say they are staying open to serve our customers, however when I asked our main offices if that meant they will be there too and set the example, the reply was their offices were different and no they would not be. Oh well, that (in my case) is what "sick" days are for.