I woke up last Friday morning thinking, ‘If I see one more orange pumpkin, scarecrow, harvest scene, bat or anything else that screams, Fall! or Halloween!, I’m gonna scream myself!’ Therein lies the problem with the retail world. My husband and I own an antiques shop and we get into the swing of things by retail seasons, not those calendar-mandated. Somehow, Thanksgiving sort of gets lost in the shuffle from the Fall events to the Christmas shopping season. The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the few days most Havana merchants are closed for the day, and it therefore becomes very much a family- and friend-oriented day for us.
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