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I HATE Columbus Day!

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daisy_lil2000
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Re: I HATE Columbus Day!

Postby daisy_lil2000 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:05 pm

Oh dear everyone is up in arms over Halloween! We never had Halloween back home (UK) when I was growing up but it's over there now from what I hear.

I don't look at Halloween as witches & witch craft I look at it as a day for the kid's having fun, dressing up and getting free candy.

Friday the 13th doesn't bother me, but I won't walk under a ladder!

I really don't have a holiday that I don't like, guess I'm odd! WH_:{
Julia
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Dragonlair
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Re: I HATE Columbus Day!

Postby Dragonlair » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:08 pm

Lyudmilla,

I kind of agree with you. I'm not a party person either and don't like the big push you see towards that here. It's almost like you're "dysfunctional" or whatever if you don't give parties every week! My husband and I are very much homebodies and we don't like crowds. I have been put down and treated like there is something wrong with me because we don't go out much! I think it's unfair. Everybody is different and not everybody is the outgoing type. There are such things as introverts!

We got mad at both sides of our families (we each have a brother and sister) because even though everybody else seems to be traveling, we're ALWAYS the ones who have to travel to family affairs. Even when hubbies sister and brother are in town (they each live about 1 1/2 hours drive away), they never stop by to see us or even call us to see if we want to meet somewhere in town. My family is about 1000 miles away but my sister is always traveling. The last time she stopped by to see us was more then 20 years ago. We now refuse to travel unless it is really unusual (like my MIL's funeral last year).

I don't like the noisy holidays either. Yes, New Year's Eve is a bit noisy but only the one night and not as bad as it used to be. The noisy one is the 4th of July (our Independence Day). At least they never converted it to a "Monday Holiday". The use of fireworks is dictated by the states and in this state, you can fire them off within certain hours for about 5 days before and after the actual holiday! Memorial Day isn't quiet either.

I'm like you -- holidays are for quiet relaxation. The only exception we have is based on my family tradition. I grew up more than 1500 miles away from my nearest relative on either side of the family. Thanksgiving Day was just the family (6 of us). We always had an "open door policy". If we knew of ANYONE who would be alone that day (not family), they were welcome to spend the day with us. Hubby and I still have that policy but no one has taken advantage of it (37th Thanksgiving next month).

You and I seem to be two of a kind -- simple people who like simple things and object to pushiness of what is "popular".
There's no such thing as a stupid question!
Diane

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