Carmine’s steamed at stores open on Thanksgiving

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I’m madder than a retail worker forced to schlep to the store on the holiest of holy days — Thanksgiving — when he should be home eating turkey and drinking creme soda with his family over the fact that too many people are doing just that, and by “just that” I don’t mean sitting at home and eating turkey and drinking creme soda with his family, but, rather, woring on the holiest of holy days, Thanksgiving!

Look, you all know the ol’Screecher knows better than any one the value of a hard day’s night, and that means having time to enjoy the fruits of your labor with your family and friends on days like Thanksgiving, which is like a Sunday dinner in the middle of the week!

So you know for a fact that I was the happiest guy in Brooklyn this week when I learned for a fact that my pals at P.C. Richard were rightfully giving their employees the day off when other, less smart retailers were making the tired masses trudge off to the store to sell gadgets and knickknacks when they should be home watching football and stuffing their faces!

I tell you, old P.C.’s advertising dollars have helped the economy in so many ways, and we always buy all our appliances from them, which makes shopping pretty easy. With more than a hundred years of reputable business know-how, it’s always a pleasure to shop at the 86th Street store!

And I’ve got to give another big screach-out to my pals over at the Hallmark Channel for running nothing but beautiful holiday movies that make me cry every time I watch from now until Christmas!

And for shame to all those other television stations that take the joy out of the holiday season by running all those horrible programs like the evening news that focus on the most hideous, disturbing, dreadful, and nauseating things that are happening in the neighborhood that I would rather stick my head in the sand than hear about from some stuffed shirt.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s regurgitation journalism!

The ISIS attacks on mankind make me want to shut off the television! But since I’ve discovered channel 191 on the Zenith in the living room, it’s the only station I tune to.

Those shows bring me the tears I like — tears of joy!

Keeping on the happy theme, I want to congratulate my great, great nephew Christian on the occasion of his first birthday! His photo will be forthcoming in future columns.

Last Saturday, we met friends from Staten Island to eat at the local Chinese eatery, and I can once again say that we are lucky here in Bensonhurst to have a Chinese restaurant that’s been serving the most delicious Chinese food for more than 60 years! (That’s probably something like a ton of Egg Foo Young for your’s truly!).

Everybody who lives in the area goes to the Silver Star Restaurant for the best in Chinese cuisine anywhere. Located on 18th Avenue off 62nd street, its like that Cheers place in Boston, because everybody knows your name, and the bartender’s name is “Woody.” (Well, at least that’s what I call him, and he answers to it!)

Just sitting there for our dinner the other night, we saw, met, and acknowledged a half a dozen friends from District 21 schools and their families.

On Saturdays, the parking is a little tough, but during the week it is always no-problemo!

Hey, parents! Don’t forget the Christmas school break. Dec. 23 is the last day for the kids and they return on Jan. 4, 2016. Wow! What a vacation!

2016. Whom, who would’ve thunk it.

Allow me to be the very, very first to wish you a Happy New Year!

Screech at you next week!

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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