We are not making any plans to do anything this season, whats the use? There are no kids or grandkids. Why should any date be separate just to stuff yourself with excessive calories? I don't care what they did centuries back, that does not affect me today. Yes, we are approaching retirement age, but recognize I retired back at age 21, when I saw this was not a battle I could win - this thing called life. Why play the game? Why be suckered into spending money that does not have to be spent? Why support greedy merchants that start Christmas advertising before Thanksgiving? Maybe a couple classes in self control would be appropriate for some. I will probably have a helping of grits, two eggs, maybe sausage biscuit with gravy that morning, and not eat anything else that day, whats the big deal with the mass calories? Who can justify this waste?