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Happy Boxing Day

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Boxing Day isn't something most people in the US celebrate, but that's what the day after Christmas is called. The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants, and the day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families.

More recently it has become the day every person who works retail dreads. It's the day everyone tries to return what they got for Christmas, but don't want or doesn't fit or whatever as well as the beginning of the after-sales. Almost as bad as Black Friday.

I am doing laundry and getting packed to spend the rest of the weekend in Rockford so I can be there Monday morning to close on the new house. Before I leave, I need to hit the little store and get a few things my son is out of - like bread. I stocked the freezer with veggies on Wed., but forgot to get bread. And just did that before I finished this post.

It's only 20F right now, but we're supposed to get up to 35 today and 45 tomorrow before we head back into the deep freeze.
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