The Thanksgiving Turkey is a memory. (Or perhaps hanging out in the freezer for a few final snacks.)
Americans now turn their attention to “THE NEXT BIG THING.”
On Friday Christmas music was playing at the bank. It will be everywhere for the next month. Ancient carols. Familiar hymns. Popular songs from half a dozen decades. And at least one new “HIT.”
Charities have sent their requests. The bell ringers are working. Open your heart, they say. Open your wallet, they mean. Oh– many of them do good things for many people. But some times the sheer number of requests at this time of year can overwhelm a person.
It’s good to prepare. Are you a list maker? Or do you begin the seasonal shopping with only a wisp of an idea.