Since moving to Pennsylvania there have been a few changes I needed to adjust to, like Friday night football games. I was born and raised in Queens, NY...we didn't have a football team at our high school. I had no idea how important Friday night football was until moving here...the whole town turns out for a game. I've been to a few and to be honest with you, it's just sometimes too cold to sit on a hard metal bench for hours on end waiting for your team to win.
The other thing is the Monday after Thanksgiving...the schools are closed for...(get ready)...the first day of hunting. Can you believe that? It's like a religion out here. The schools are not closed for Veteran's Day because they have off for the first day of hunting.
When I first found out about this day off instead of Veteran's Day, I was quite confused. There is something not quite right about forgoing remembering all the men and women who sacrificed their lives for this country in order for fathers to take their sons hunting on opening day.
I've had to explain this "day off" quite a few times in the past years and know I'm not alone in thinking, "WHAT?" Have we come this far in our society that we ignore a day to reflect on the sacrifices so many people have made for our country just so school age children can go hunting? I mean, if it's that important, just keep your kids out of school on the first day of hunting and let's go back to remembering Veteran's Day!
And to all you hunters out there reading my blog, I have nothing against hunting...just think our priorities are little messed up here.
A Day Off From School...Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight.
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