For those of us that have a long weekend, what are your general plans? Anything special? Exciting? New? Perhaps give us some of your family traditions that have been passed down thru generations. With it only 3 weeks away, I thought we could discuss the calm before the storm. Black Friday being the day after, I have learned to do anything but shop on that Friday. Matter of fact, when I used to shop more years back, I found that Thanksgiving day was one of the least crowded days here and could do all my shopping in the afternoon and forget the Friday pandemonium. Then would y'all like another post about WHEN men shop for Christmas or just answer it here. (Christmas Eve? LOL) Personally, for the last 7-8 years we have taken Mother to Shoneys for dinner on Thanksgiving. She got to the age that so many people being in her home or mine aggravated her and she definitely didn't need to be cooking, so we took her one year to alleviate her stress and she loved it so much that it has become our tradition for the last few years. No cooking, no cleaning, no fuss, no muss. The food is really good here. Of course restaurant food is only as good as the purchased product by the restaurant and the cook!