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Vol. LXII, No. 49
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues

Question of the Week:

“Has the current economic situation influenced your holiday shopping plans?”


“No, it hasn’t really affected my shopping plans. I still plan to buy presents as usual. ”

Stephanie Friedman, Princeton with friend Kevin Bridy from Manhattan

“It has a little, I’m not going to be spending as much on presents.”

Juliette Chausson, Princeton

Jill: “It has definitely affected us. We’ve been a lot more conscious of how much we’re spending and a lot more careful.” Billy: “She may say that but it seems that we’re spending just as much.”

Jill Ray with husband, Billy, and Karly (l) and Olivia, Princeton


Bonny: “It has affected us insofar as some family members have been hurt by the loss of jobs and we’re giving cash for the children instead of presents.” Mark: “We will be giving ourselves less and more to charity.”

Bonny Scheibner with Mark and Hannah, Princeton

“For us it’s a different story because on Christmas our focus isn’t on the commercialism and buying gifts. Our focus has been more on the message of Christmas and we limit ourselves to giving each other and our family little gifts. Of course we’re very aware of the downturn, but, given our way of celebrating, it hasn’t affected us.” Mrs. Jeter: “I’m a Mary Kay sales representative and the sales of little gifts are strong.”

Wayne Jeter with Mrs. Jeter and Tyler, Princeton


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