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Laurel Oaks Chronicle

Welcome to the Laurel Oaks Chronicle, your place to find out what is happening in our community and neighborhood!


It's absolutely Halloween. And, Halloween is absolutely the best holiday of the year. It is the favorite for many  of us, as there is no stress, no overload, and no "Holiday Depression" . It's just absolutely fun.
Veterans Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you for your service.

Bakers of the world, rise up and bake some bread, for today is Homemade Bread Day.

Bread has been made for thousands of years. Estimates date it's origin back to 5000-10,000 B.C. Modern day lifestyles has relegated homemade bread to the world of specialty baking and holiday baking. People just don't have time to bake home made bread. We turn to a quick "run" to bakeries and grocery stores, for our bread needs. The arrival of automatic bread makers has created a small resurgence of home made breads, especially specialty breads

Tucked between the two monster sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, which is a monster of a holiday, too. Our office will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of the holiday.  

Why Is Black Friday Called Black?

In the world of accountants, red signifies a loss, and black signifies a profit. For many retailers, the Christmas holiday sales season  represents an amazing one half to three quarters of their annual sales. Often, retailers are losing money all year long, until holiday sales begin. Historically, holiday sales formally begin on the day after Thanksgiving. Sales on this day have traditionally been huge. So, Black Friday represents that turning point,. from a loss towards big profits!  Happy Shopping!