Technically, this is not a repost because the original was in Blogger format converted to WordPress and it looks just awful. So this is a recreation of a post from ages ago. “Black Friday” Thoughts: Pt. 2 (November 25, 2011). Today I remember that the years have rewarded me for every talent I possess, and
I don’t do black Friday because I believe it’s an abomination.
J.C. Penney, Lines of a Layman, 1956 To be clear, much as I like Mr. Penney, and much as I admire the company he founded, I am no fan of JCPenney these days. JCPenney, circa 2011, is the antithesis of That first little store I called “The Golden Rule.”* I’ve claimed that Mr. Penney would
Click to enlarge This is from Lines of a Layman: The Golden Rule in Every Day Living, published in 1956 by WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO. Grand Rapids Michigan. The author is a guy named James Cash Penney. For real, he’s the son of a preacher. He goes by J. C. Penney. Those of us