There were ordinances in certain counties and townships that mandated that the businesses be closed. I don't honestly remember if it was a "law" so much as an ordinance that was changed via the business petitioning the various boards. But, the law has been in effect for as long as I can remember that you may not purchase alcohol until after noon on Sunday. That law has been challenged, if I recall, and that challenge did not succeed.<quoted text>
You are right, I am too young to remember those days. I think it sounds great. I think Americans work too many hours as is. My question is, were the stores closed because it was the law, or were they closed because it was their choice?
I guess my question to you is this...if you are truly upset at the Christmas holiday, do you close for the Jewish holidays? I once worked for a woman who took the Jewish Holidays off and the other holidays as well. She got paid for both as well and threatened to fire me when I refused to work on Sunday. When I informed her she could not fire me for refusing to work Sunday, she backed down, but our working relationship was never the same.
It would seem to me that you would close for the Jewish holidays to observe them, am I in error?