Hope Wissel

Black Friday

Holiday Shoppers Seek Out Deals On Black Friday

MORNING!  Many of you may be seeing this post late in the day because you are part of the CRAZINESS that is called Black Friday.  As I am driving to work, I can’t help but think of past Black Friday mornings…

The years Belinda and I camped out at Walmart to do holiday shopping for my best friend’s kids.  She couldn’t get there so we did the shopping and put it on layaway for her.  It was a game for us while others were getting crazy knocking each other over for what they thought was a GREAT day.

Then there was the year that the call came from my step-dad.  Mom was in an accident on her way to work and was in the trauma unit at ACMC.  She was hit head on by someone headed to a Black Friday sale at Best Buy AND she was on her cell phone.  Our lives changed that day for several months as mom healed and we all thanked God that he kept her safe.

The years that Belinda came home from college and we headed out for “kid and me” time.  Not crazy early but just a day to see what deals we could find after the crazies headed home.

Today, I head for work while the kids are off showing Amber (new to NJ) the sights of the Jersey Short.  I am sure that I will have a VERY quiet day.  Then I will head home to spend the night with Belinda before she heads back to North Carolina.

Memories of happy time and sad times but all are ones that I will cherish.  How are you spending YOUR Black Friday?  Shopping?  Resting? Working?  Visiting with family?  Share your favorite memories with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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