December 27, 2016
Have a great holiday – make Brussels Sprouts great again.
Here’s hoping, for those of you in the retail trade, that you are raced off your feet! The Holiday season turns on strongly held traditions, and although we have commercialized the heck out of it, it really comes down to sharing, smiling and celebrating friends and family with great food. Everything isn’t the same as when I was a kid. Stores used to close at 3:00 on Christmas Eve and not open again until the 27th or 28th. Boxing Days were illegal, at least in Vancouver, until the mid-80’s. People didn’t shop for Christmas presents on the 26th and delay the family get-together until Boxing Day night so they could buy presents cheaper. All presents came with batteries. People went to church on Christmas morning before racing home to stuff the turkey. But that’s about it – I think the rest is about the same, and for most families, it is getting together to celebrate a holiday, whether it’s Christmas or the holiday of any other religion, and eat, drink and not answer work emails, at least for the day.