Growing up, my mom and I went shopping every Black Friday. She raised me to be a bargain hunter, and the day after Thanksgiving was our main event. We pored over the Thanksgiving newspaper sprawled out on the floor after dinner and circled the items on our wish list like kids with a toy catalog. In those days, stores opened at the before-dawn hour of 6:00 am.
Mom and I would wait in line at Target, Dayton’s, and Kohl’s, and we would choose our first stop based on the free gifts they were handing out at the door. Yes, they used to do that! Over the years we collected snowglobes, stuffed animals, lawn chairs, and fleece blankets at the start. Then we would wander the store, standing in lines to check out with our treasures, giddily thinking about the recipient’s face on Christmas Day when they would open the perfect gift we got them. On the way home, we’d stop at a gas station for hot chocolate and donuts, our hands cold but our hearts warm from spending time together.
Black Friday shopping was a big deal because it meant one-on-one time with my mom. Years later, she admitted to me that she actually hated getting out of bed to stand in lines in the freezing cold, but she did it because I loved it and she loved me.
The great deals we scored were just the icing on the cake.
Story by Anna E. Rendell
Gone are the days of free gifts in line and stores waiting until dawn to open. Black Friday shopping, especially this year, isn’t what it used to be, but we think it can still be fun — and helpful to your holiday budget too!
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Whether you are picking up curbside or shopping from your phone, may your 2020 Black Friday be filled with lots of coffee and great deals on meaningful gifts!
Do you have a memorable Black Friday story?
We’d love to hear it in the comments below!
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I have never been much of a Black Friday shopper, but spending time with my mom would be great! She’s been gone now for over 20 years. And she suffered from Alzheimer’s for many years before that. Having a one on one date with her would be the best! In heaven maybe.
Beth Williams says
I’m right there with you. She was much older than I so we didn’t do a lot together in the later years. Do remember picking strawberries with her often. Mom has been gone 11 years now. She had dementia of all kinds. I envy young people who get to do things with their parents. Have fun times no matter what they are doing.
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