The graying of Black Friday



Michelle Schultes browses through toys at Allen's Superstore
while shopping for her children, nieces and nephews
Friday morning.

Lines dividing Thanksgiving and the day-after shopping extravaganza — Black Friday — have been blurring in recent years.

For some, the thought of Christmas encroaching on the Thanksgiving holiday was too much.

Liz Schroeder of Kenesaw boycotted all shopping on Thursday. She went to Kmart Friday morning to browse, not looking for any particular deal.

"We played board games and made more memories than I would have here," she said. "I just think we need to enjoy the holiday we're on."

Some retail outlets agreed.

Allen's Shopping Center and Menards posted notices on their Black Friday ads explaining their decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving.



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