I've seen more "Big Lots commercials this year when I watch network TV around this time of year.
, so that wont be emty much anymore...just looked up 'Black Friday' the term, and it started in the 50's by workers calling in sick to have a 4 day weekend in the Philidelphia area news papers. New York Times started it for BIG time in 75, and most of the rest of the U.S, picked it up in the eighties along with most major retailers.Since I worked for FORD starting in '77, we ALWAYS had the Friday off after Thanksgiving. Probably why I don't remember 'Black Friday' all that much. just another day to party!