Memorable car of the day:
Now for TODAY, 14 days until Christmas!
The first stores I remember were ‘The Five and Dime’ and Sears. The stores weren’t named Five and Dime but that is how folks referred to them. Much of the nickel-dime toys in my youth were made in Japan from USA beer cans. The stores were Roses, Kress, Murphy, Woolworth, Walton and many more. Locally we had Kress and Roses. What was in your area?
Strange how inflation showed itself long ago, before they disappeared they were just Dime Stores. I wonder what they were called in other countries. Now it is dollar stores and most of the products are made in China.
With so much inflation the Stores will soon be Dollar-Dime Stores!
The other store I remember is Sears & Roebuck. I was seldom there, mostly it was mail order.
OK it is Christmas-time. I cannot help it but my mind goes back to some of the presents I received. Most kids got one present, and that was from their parents. I can remember when boys thought of bicycles, balls and gloves. My sister thought of Dolls, doll houses and candy.
Mama would help Shirley and I get a gift for each other. What did you dream of for Christmas?
When I was 13 I began to think of Sherry as my Christmas present, but I didn’t know that was her name back then. LOL She probably dreamed of Rock Hudson or Cary Grant because Elvis wasn’t known when she was 13!