Some big box businesses are being Thanksgiving turkeys

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 01:58 PM.

I am a traditionalist at heart. Some would say that just means I’m old.

And that may be true, but it bothers me that stores such as Target, Walmart, Kmart, Toys R Us and Sears have decided to start their traditional "Black Friday" sales on Thanksgiving Day.

It used to be that a holiday meant something. And in America, there are few holidays that nearly everyone can agree are holidays. July Fourth is one, and I believe Thanksgiving is another.

After all, everyone can relate to pausing and giving thanks and appreciation for all that we have.

Thanksgiving is considered a major family holiday. After all, most people used to get four days off work and could travel to visit relatives.

For many others, "family" has grown to mean good friends and neighbors.

Now, for many, Thanksgiving will be nothing but another day of work.

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