Food

Eating on Christmas

We did the whole holiday thing on Friday and Saturday. We were driving home last night when we realized that we hadn’t been grocery shopping. That’s not normally a problem because we can just run out to the store. But today is the one day that you officially can’t eat in America – Christmas.

We learned this a few years ago when an ice storm knocked out our power for a few days over Christmas. We ate out at any restauarant that had power on every day but Christmas. That day we had a doughnut from a gas station (and there was a line for them) and popcorn at the movies. I guess it is good that one day a year Americans can actually get a glimpse into the lives of others. It is strange spending time actively searching for where your next meal will come from. Even then it wasn’t a matter of not having anything to eat at all but just not having anything healthy or anything you specifically want.

Last night we were able to get into a drugstore and get milk and soup. Not everyone is so lucky.

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