Boomers have seen our fair share of holidays come and go. But memories fade and images of Christmas long ago can get lost in the mists of time.
Recently I received one of those “remember when” emails… and it took my breath away! The ghost of Christmas past temporarily roasted my chestnuts as it made me remember some of the aspects of the good old days that weren’t always so “good.” You’ll likely find these shocking too–but here’s what Madison Avenue was pitching when we were tots:
Rather then sliding down the chimney, this Jolly Ol’ St. Nick preferred to smoke like one.
What woman could resist a wish list like this? In fact the ad suggests crying, “just a little… not a lot” if your husband doesn’t immediate run to the store and fill your holiday stocking with one these treasures.
And, when you finally get all of the modern laborsaving devices of your dreams, you’ll definitely need your vitamins!
After this merry trip down memory lane, I wish each of you holidays filled with good cheer. Happy Chanukah, a festive Kwanzaa and a warm and wonderful Christmas. And here’s to a hearty “ho-ho-ho” at how far we’ve come… if nothing else, this ought to make your sleigh bells ring!