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Date: Nov 25 2004


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With Thanksgiving over, it’s time to start thinking of the next big holiday, Christmas. The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year in America. See if Derek is going to go in the next lesson.


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Steph:  You gonna do any shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving?

Derek:  I don’t think so. I usually stay home on that day.

Steph:  Really? It’s the biggest shopping day of the year.

Derek:  And that’s precisely why I stay home.

Steph:  What do you mean?

Derek:  Well, the, uh, traffic is insane and the crowds at the stores are fairly large. It’s kind of hard to move around and look at things. But I know a lot of people go anyway.

Steph:  That’s true. You know they’re lighting the Christmas tree on Friday.

Derek:  The one downtown?

Steph:  Yeah.

Derek:  That sounds good. My daughter would probably like that.

Steph:  She probably would. That would be kinda fun.

Derek:  Yeah.

Steph:  And they’re also gonna have all the holiday displays at the stores.

Derek:  Oh yeah. Those are always fun to drive around town and look at in the windows.

Steph:  Yeah. So you may as well just go shopping on Friday.

Derek:  I might give it a shot. Or I’ll drop somebody off who goes shopping.



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That’s a great idea! Maybe Derek will drop off his wife so she can go shopping. Then she can buy something for him.
I think I am going to see the lighting of the Christmas tree. It is so great to go downtown at night and have all those people there to see the tree.
Have a fabulous weekend! I know I will.



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