As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
I hate to say it, but Christmas as a kid was always a moneymaking venture for me. I played trumpet, and a friend of mine who played trombone and a guy who played tuba, every Christmas we'd go out for three or four days beforehand and play Christmas carols on our horns.
We are spending more as a percentage of our entire economy, almost 25 percent, than we have spent at any time since the end of World War II.
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