This arrangement is on part of my computer desk - look in the lower left corner at the magazine. Yes, that is old fashioned looking picture. The date of this magazine is December 1940 - this was a gift to me by my sister about 4 years ago. At the same time she gave me a "Holiday" magazine dated December 1948. Both of these magazines are so interesting to read over and over again each season. Looking at the ads for everything imaginable is history. Seeing packets of seeds at 4 for 10 cents seems so cheap; a full size sheet sells for $1.75 - no contour sheets at that time. The prices are low but we must remember the salary people received was very low...war was going on but this was before rationing and victory gardens. I don't want the "good old days" like that - I will keep what I am enjoying today.
> I have a large collection of Santa Claus figures...some are ceramic, some are wood, others of a plaster like substance...yet all have a similar appearance. Several years ago I started this collection and have received several for gifts. Also for quite a few years would give one to daughter Holly ...designed along the same line as mine -but yet different. When I pass from this earth she will get my collection. I would put the date on the bottom as to the year it was added to the collection - and if it was a gift I added the giver's name. In the past years, I would group them all together; this year I spread them out in various locations. You just never know where a Santa might greet you.
Thankful today for the wonderful church family we have at Sharon Baptist Church in Tecumseh, OK.