Well, not really. It's really Armistice Day, as my mother says. Or Veterans Day, as is said these days.

Whatever the case, it's a day when banks close and federal workers take the day off. This is not an unfamiliar thing, federal workers taking a day off. They get all the goodies. Veterans Day. Presidents Day. Inauguration Day. Snows-about-a-half-an-inch-in-Washington Day.

But I don't really mind. Keeps the economic reports to a minimum. And, don't you know, my mom's a federal government employee. So it's nice that she gets all that time off.

Have a cure-all Veterans Day.

Dave Kansas