The name “Black Friday” likely comes from the Philadelphia Police Department. It was not a clever nickname for the day, but rather a reference to the traffic jams and mob mentality the city and stores experienced from shoppers. It’s earliest documented reference dates back to 1966, but the term didn’t catch on with the masses until the ‘90s.
Shoppers take note. Black Friday is no longer about waking up at the crack of dawn to stand in long lines and hope for the best. Walmart has put a spin on this annual tradition with days – not hours – of deep discounts on the hottest gifts.
Celebrity tell-all’s are irresistible as is, but one about being raised by a single mom hit a personal bulls eye. When Brooke Shields made the media rounds to promote her new book “There Was A Little Girl,” I immediately globbed onto all those juicy sound bites.
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” Meister Eckhart
The Pilgrims may have originally been Puritans, but they weren’t puritanical when it came to alcohol. Their primary beverage was beer, even for the kids. The Pilgrims believed that water was contaminated and often made people sick, which was probably true in a time before reliable water filtration or purification.
If you’re a shopaholic who loves the thrill of finding a good deal, take note. Walmart has jumped the gun with a Pre-Black Friday Event that begins this Friday, November 21 at 8:00 a.m.