Almost Christmas, everywhere! No matter how you celebrate we hope you get the most important of gifts, time with family.
Christmas 1961. I was 4 years old. My favorite gift was Talk to Cecil. A hand puppet with a pull string. “Likes to hunt”. “Lives near water”. “I’m coming Beany Boy!” And a couple other rudimentary phrases lost to time.
1966, The Hotwheels Rally Case. I still have it.
Christmas 1967. Favorite gift was Incredible Edibles.
1969 it was the World Almanac. Simple.
1970, now 13 and found this on the front porch. I put on hundreds of miles, pulled thousands of wheelies! I couldn’t believe that dad had saved up enough for the Best Christmas Present Ever!
Christmas, 1976. I was 19 years old and in the U.S. Navy. Stationed in Virginia Beach, VA. Spent that day alone. Had Christmas dinner at a Winchell’s Donut House.
The 1980s were spent in Houston. Ten years working rotating shifts in the chemical plants. Including Christmas, double time and a half, so others could have time with their families.
The 1990s I started my own. Miles, Alli, Katie.
The 2000s bringing me to Nebraska.
And in 2012 a new life, a new love.
Wishing you not only a Merry Christmas, but also a Wonderful Life!