Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
Dime Stores for Valentines and Other Gifts.
#valentine #fiveanddime #dimestore A dime store was a dime store in the 1940’s. No two ways about it. Scott’s called themselves a “five-and-ten-cent store.” Newberry’s went one better. See the sign in the picture to the right that has been copied from a postcard as it was in the mid-1940’s. Newberry’s proclaimed they were a…Read More
Epiphany, the 12th Day of Christmas, Ended the Season in My Boyhood Home.
#epiphany #chrsitmasseason #holidays Another Christmas season is history. When I was a boy, it felt as though the high point in the year was over and the long uneventful winter stretched out as far ahead as I cared to imagine. I longed for summer when the festivities of the holidays were a distant memory, and…Read More
Christmas Once Again. An Agnostic Salute to Its Passing
#christmas #agnostic Agnostics can rejoice at Christmas. Christmas is one brief period of the year when Christians at least pay lip service to establishing peace on earth. They do it, of course, against a backdrop of carnage in the Middle East where life for the ordinary citizens in several countries is a never-ending nightmare, where…Read More
Decorating the Christmas Tree Signaled the Start of the Season.
#christmas #1950s #decorating #christmastree My earliest memories of Christmas, reinforced by family movies, include decorating the Christmas tree, a task that sign. “You can bring the tree in now, Daddy,” mother would call after she had spread an oilcloth on the carpet in the living room where it was to be placed. In the 1940’s, Christmas…Read More