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I let Black Friday come and go.
I didn’t buy a thing.
I guess I’ll never know what joy
Such bargain deals can bring.

I drove past every single mall,
Set foot in not one store;
And so today I own exactly
What I’d owned before.

Perhaps if I were younger
Or were sorely strapped for cash,
I’d join in all that frenzy
And that eight-to-midnight dash.

But as it was, I stayed away,
Though I will not deny
A tinge of envy, ‘cause I still
Have all my gifts to buy!

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:40:00 AM
    Ilene; don't feel bad. I missed it too. I just didn't feel like going. Maybe I'll go next year if I'm here. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 9:51:00 PM
    Ha ha, Ilene, you missed all the fun. The excitement, the adrenalin rush... not to mention the bargains. Anyway, don't want to remind you too much if you are one of us :) There will always be next year. Nice write. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Ah ilene but look at all the pushing and shoving, bickering and squabbleing you missed, i envy you, blessings, Carl