· Thanksgiving

the cargo = el carguero

fell ill = cayeron enfermos

squash = calabazín

feasting = banquete
separatists = separatistas

luck = suerte

wilde fowl = ave salvaje

heads = encabeza
in time = con el tiempo

several = algunos

feast on = deleitarse la vista

boost = animar
hoped = esperado

sandy = arenoso

mighty = poderoso

dwindly = decreciente
landing = aterrizando

looking up = mejorando

chief = jefe

attendance = asistentes
much further = mucho más lejos

harvest = cosecha

joined = se unio

blessings = benciciones
harsh = duro, severo

gathered = cosecharon

lasted = duró


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· Black Friday

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.
For many years, it was common for shops to open at 6:00 a.m., but in the late 2000s many shops started to open at 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several shops (including Target, Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy, and Bealls ) opened at midnight for the first time. In 2012, Walmart and several other shops announced that they would open most of their stores at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (except in states where opening on Thanksgiving is prohibited due to blue laws, such as Massachusetts where they still opened around midnight). Black Friday shopping is known for attracting aggressive crowds, with annual reports of assaults, shootings, and throngs (apiñarse) of people trampling (pisotear) on other shoppers in an attempt to get the best deal (ganga) on a product before supplies (suministros) run out.
(Info taken from WordReference)

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· They look for a hot ticket item at half the price.
· Some need moral support since they wait in line for many hours.

He spent Thursday and Friday morning yelling at people outside stores in North County like Best Buy and Sears:
· "You have thousands of dollars in credit card debts. You buy things that you don't need with money that you don't have morons!"
· "Look at you slaves! Lined up for your Chinese goods! How many thousands of dollars on credit cards debts do you have?"

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María Ángeles A.