Saturday, November 21, 2009

YIKES< IT"S STARTED!!!!

Oh My,  Holiday shopping has started big time. Parking at the mall leaves a lot to be desired. Malls are crowded, stores are crowded. Christmas music is playing everywhere, even on the radio!!  What?, you say - yep, I said Christmas music is playing every where and Thanksgiving is not even here yet!!

Thanksgiving is getting pushed in the background - not fair - not fair to us, to our country, to our children.
Why I remember when we anticipated Thanksgiving and went all out on decorations and food. Now instead of Thanksgiving decorations being up Christmas lights are up along with Christmas decorations.
Every store has all their Christmas decorations up and their shelves are filled with items for sale -sign saying - give the gift of  this beautiful ( what ever it is) .Buy now while still in stock, Buy fifty dollars in merchandise and get ten dollars off - - - - -signs trying to lure the customer into their store - - -

This is so sad - -  let's keep Thanksgiving alive, don't shove it off  on the sidelines. We have so very much to be thankful for - with Christmas everywhere you go how can children even think of Thanksgiving  when they get caught up in the Christmas atmosphere everywhere?

Do you keep Thanksgiving alive in your home?  I remember when I was growing up my dad would tell my brother and me  how his dad would go out and buy a live turkey. He would bring it home and my dad and his siblings along with his parents would hold han ds and dance around the kitchen in a circle with the turkey in the middle of the ciecle  (can you picture it?) singing there's a big fat turkey on grandfathers farm - when the song would finish my grandfather would take the turkey out and kill the poor thing and bring it in for my grandmother to clean and then get it ready to stuff and bake. What kind of memories are our grandchildren going to have? What memories will their parents pass on down to them?

Then on Thanksgiving day there is the parade with the highlight being Santa and the football games on all day -- - - - - -
If everyone would celebrate Thanksgiving the way it use to be celebrated this world would be a much better place.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

1 comment:

Lisa E said...

I don't feel like it is near Thanksgiving or anywhere near Christmas. I feel different this year somehow. It is strange for me. I am not sure if it is the economy, or the politics, or the war. People are on edge more, me included. We went to the Mills yesterday and it was hopping. Which is good for them if people are buying. We got what we went for and left. We are having Thanksgiving at my sister's. I try to remember to be thankful, if atleast once a week, on my blog. It directs me to think about what is important. I went off from topic a bit. Sorry Dee!

Dee's shared items

SO MANY THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR

This time of year makes me think of all of those things I have to be thankful for - - - -
my husband
my children
my grandchildren
my health
my freedom
always thankful for friends made