The New York Times profiles a few folks who are scaling back their holiday this year because of… you know… The Great Depression. One of those featured in the piece is nabe attorney Robin McCabe and her sister Susan:
NY Times: The Holidays Downsized: A restaurant dinner? All those presents?
“Out of the question,” said Ms. McCabe, who is scrambling to make the rent on her Manhattan apartment. “And that really bothers me.”
In solidarity, Ms. McCabe’s sister, Robin, a lawyer, suggested a familywide ban on gifts for the adults. Then, to strike a tone more seemly for the times and her little sister’s circumstances, Robin reshaped her annual Brooklyn Heights holiday party: the sparkly, dressy affair will be a potluck gathering with a charitable component. It will feature clothing from Goods of Conscience, a new line sewn by Bronx seamstresses using fabric woven by Guatemalan women, who share in the profit.