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Becky says: Happy shopping

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So starts the holiday shopping season!
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday ... they are all in the books and we are down to the final 3 weeks of shopping.  According to the Washington Post, there are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, making it the shortest holiday season in more than a decade.

While I was working on my "Trending @ 10" segment, I found an interesting story on twitter about President Roosevelt actually changing the day Thanksgiving lands.

According to the Huffington Post, some 70-plus Thanksgivings ago, FDR proclaimed Thanksgiving would be rescheduled for the week before the last Thursday of November.  He reportedly wanted to appease retail lobbyists who were upset the Thanksgiving landed so late that year, November 30th to be exact ... and they thought it would put a serious dent in Christmas shopping.
     However, the move was quite unpopular among the masses and 2 years later, congress restored the holiday to the last Thursday of November.