December 2, 2010
Close to Nowhere
Black Friday, Erma and UFOs
I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!
I love Thanksgiving, I think it’s probably my favorite holiday — all the food and family, without the stress of what to get who and who likes what and “she got more than I did!”
I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy two this year. My brothers came from Munford, Tenn., and Memphis, Tenn., and we enjoyed our usual feast.
One of my brothers stayed at my house and napped off his turkey, along with Pop and Kris, while the other brother, I, Dana, Mere and Remy went to the Pryors for another family feast.
The Pryors don’t usually have a Thanksgiving dinner; they normally spend the day deer hunting. But this year, fortunately for us, Marion had twisted her knee, so they stayed home and she cooked.
We did have our usual Erma Bombeck holiday though — she wrote many columns on the illnesses inflicted on her family during the holidays. Dana and I are still recovering from galloping “consumption” and both the baby girls suffered mightily from a viral infection.
However sick we might be though, Dana and I dragged out with the girls Friday morning — on “Black Friday.”
I’d never understood the frenzy of that day, as I’d never ventured out in that madness.
I probably will never again either!
The only good experience we had was at Boots & Spurs in Red Banks. Dottie, as always, had what we needed and I found a Christmas present on sale!
We went on to Sam’s, TSC and Hancock’s after leaving Boots & Spurs. Listen closely to me here — Black Friday is not the day to go shopping out away from home!
“They,” whoever the mysterious “they” are were talking on the news about a “small business Saturday.” If I ever shop on Black Friday again, I can guarantee it will be at my “small” hometown businesses!
We had a spectacular event to cap our Thanksgiving holiday! There was a UFO hovering in the sky just beyond our treeline.
The light dipped and whirled and twirled and blinked quite prettily for a long time.
Dana says her friend up north somewhere has a collection of recent similar sightings and has asked her to email them to me.
Spock, in one of the Star Trek movies, quotes Shakespeare maybe — “man is so arrogant to think that God looked at him and said, ‘perfect,’ I don’t have to try again.” (That’s close anyway.)
I just hope “whoever” out there has viruses and Black Fridays also!
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