It certainly has been quite a year so far and it's just a little past half over.  We had so many changes to our lives that we've almost forgotten and more new adjustments everyday.

Things that we took for granted have either been changed or cancelled like birthdays, graduations, weddings, the list goes on and on.  Traditions have been affected or disbanded.  Day to day commonplace occurrences have been eliminated from out routine possibly never to come back.

It's having a serious psychological affect on many people and there's really no end in sight.  As we head into the last full month of summer, we usually look ahead to things like school, football and the holidays....The holidays...What will become of the holidays?

We've already seen glimmers of Christmas future.  Walmart last week and now Target stores have announced a change to their Black Friday schedule and will not be open on Thanksgiving.

Personally, I've never been a celebrator of Black Friday and when Thanksgiving got rolled into the timeline I thought that was not fair to employees.  Further, workers advocate groups always took issue with employers taking advantage of workers on this holiday.

Though we can only speculate if the real reason to close on Thanksgiving was an altruistic one, forecasts might have already indicated that there will be considerably less of a turnout on Black Friday itself which would certainly mean an even sparser one on Thanksgiving.

Either way you look at it, this is another change to what we've always known to be a part of our lives.  Perhaps we can look at it as a culling of the herd and a made-up holiday event doesn't stand the COVID test of time.

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