Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Boxing Day

Today is Boxing Day, our friends in the UK have this additional holiday the day after Christmas. It is a supposed to celebrate the day when the feudal lords made gifts to their serfs and when the contents of the church poor boxes are distributed to the needy.

In the U.S. this is the day when all the unwanted gifts are returned to the stores and the bargain hunters are out to pick over the bones of the retailers.

It is also St. Stephen's Day in honor of the first Christian martyr.

Whatever, I am still on my forced vacation but I won't be near the malls. Got a few little "honey do" chores on the agenda but nothing else is pressing. How about you?

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