No, not Black Friday – I avoid that.
OK, it is now legal to talk about Christmas.
Why do so many people seem to try to start waaay before so many holidays? Let’s enjoy each and not rush into them.
In addition, while we should be thankful – and thinking of others and sharing experiences with others all the time – for some reason, only during this time of year is when these tend to happen.
He’s baaaack …
Since 1985, I have worn my reindeer pin every day, starting on the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. (Yes, that is over 35-years of this tradition.)
No, it’s not Rudolph (look closely, there is no red nose).
I tend to be shy and sometimes don’t express my enthusiasm outwardly, so I picked out my reindeer pin at Bell Book and Candle in Kona to help show my love for the Christmas season.
I also only wear Reyn Spooner Christmas Shirts from now ‘til Christmas (my Reyn’s Christmas Shirt collection goes back to the beginning … 1983 (the first year)).
Of course, some folks may think it’s dorky for some old guy to be wearing a cartoonish reindeer brooch on his chest.
I am sorry they don’t enjoy the Christmas season like I do; hopefully, they’ll lighten up.
Anyway, today, the pin, again, made its annual debut.
I Love This Time of Year!
Good tradition! Keep it going!
Don McPhail says
Great sentiments, Peter. Your reindeer pin would look really good on one of Tom Kiely’s Crest Caps, supporting his nonprofit on Oahu, benefitting underprivileged youngsters. Tom’s upbeat “Aloha Friday” articles are well worth reading: https://thecrestcap.com/blogs/sightings/sightings-whos-wearing-our-cap
Aloha, Donald McPhail, Author of “The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday” & “The Guest From Johannesburg”
Peter Radl says
If you are a dorky old man, then those of us who may be a tad bit older are ________. (Fill in the blank.). I love the lights at this time of year. I do a lot of my walking and a little bit of my running at night during the holiday season because of the lights. For me the lights are