Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

I read a number of blogs from the Southern States.  Normally this brings back fond memories of our time in Texas, but this week it's just made me hungry.

If I have to read one more menu about sweet potato pie, biscuits, macaroni and cheese, cornbread stuffing and deep-fried turkey I am just gonna sit down and have me a cry.

And then some of y'all are going on about black Friday and your store maps and I do cry a little bit.

Because really there is nothing like standing in line at 4:00am for five dollar blenders.  Way Cooler and I LOVED every minute of Black Friday.  We only had one vehicle so I would drop him off at one shopping plaza and then head for Wal-Mart.  Which really was a cultural experience.
I had read about people fighting over merchandise but it was quite something to see it firsthand.  Nothing says classy like duking it out over a VCR at Wal-mart at four in the morning.

We must have told every single Canadian relative about our five dollar scanner, fifty dollar digital cameras and free CDroms till they were ready to hang up on us.  Forever.  It was better than Christmas for these two tightwads.  

But you know what made it even better?  When we left Texas we didn't have room for the scanner in the car.  So we sold it.  For ten bucks.  

And for that we are still thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving y'all.


Janet said...

Wow. I didn't know there was such violence on Black Tuesday. I think I would just stay at home......

Knittinchick said...

Sweet potato pie... that made a lifelong impression on me from one American Thanksgiving.

Black Friday crazy sales... guess what? They are just as fun at 7:30/8:00 in the morning when peopl are normal then!

gramgram said...

Well I thought that I'd report our Black Friday shopping. I am now the proud owner of a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter. Had no intention of buying one this morning at 5:00am but after becoming friends with two gals in the line up thought why not. I have two daughters and I'm sure that one would not have trouble disposing of it should it not work out for me. At the price that they had them on, these gals told me I could always sell it on e-bay for about twice as much as I paid for it. So after getting a few extra things to complete my package I actually left the store not getting what I thought I needed. It was a great morning each store that we went to waiting in line was really quite a charm, there's a lot of wonderful people standing in lines, however I will say attendance to Black Friday here was down from last year.

Debbie said...

We southerners do have the best Thanksgivings. We love our food and have an unusual affection for butter.