Bakersfield, California 2020-11-22 19:00:00 –
They aren’t exactly skipping Thanksgiving.
But 2020 was a kind of year. Many residents of Kern County skip the autumn decorations and go straight to the green and red colors of Christmas.
“Usually we wait for trees to be planted on Thanksgiving weekend,” said Miranda Whitworth, who lives in eastern Bakersfield. “But this year was crazy, so I said,’I’ll give it to you soon.'”
“It darkens quickly and it brings a little more light back home,” she said.
Whitworth knows she may have violated some unwritten rules, but she says all bets will be invalidated by 2020. Bakersfield marketing and communications specialists are usually waiting … but this year isn’t normal.
It’s very like a 2020 phenomenon.
“I know there are a lot of people who have a certain rhythm in these things, but this year’s rules were meant to be broken,” Annette Ryday said.
Lyday seemed to enjoy it, so breaking the rules may sometimes be released.
Residents of Bakersfield turned on the outdoor lights by Wednesday. This includes illuminated trees and bright snowmen.
“I hope it makes someone smile,” she said.
Deedra Patrick called 2020 “surreal” and suggested that desperate measures are needed in desperate times.
“Christmas always comes and goes very fast. Start now and bring a lively and familiar nostalgia to our lives,” she said in a Facebook comment.
It’s the predominant theme: pandemics, blockades, fear of illness, £ 15 worn due to the closure of the fitness center and increased dietary stress.
People are ready for something to switch on. But Christmas before Turkish day?
“No! There will be no Christmas until the end of Thanksgiving around here,” Bakersfield’s longtime resident Michelle Beck told social media.
Eid “Ed” Abuliel, a longtime watch repairman at Bakersfield, agrees with Beck. He said he would give Thanksgiving its deadline. Then enjoy a wonderful Christmas time.
“Oh no. Until Thanksgiving is over. They’re the rule,” Marty Brownfield said in a social media discussion about the important timing of such a thing.
But in 2020, people and viruses seem to be trying to do what they are trying to do.
Josh Gordon, a resident of Kernville, said the Kern River Valley may be ready for Christmas just early.
“Usually we wait until the turkey is over,” he said. “But the KRV seems to have an early lighting movement — and it feels good.”
I feel good in 2020. What a concept!
Reporter Stephen Mayer can be reached at 661-395-7353. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @semayerTBC.
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