Hope this is in the right forum, if not, the mod can move. But I am going back 60+ years, summer is about gone, no more working in the fields after school. Getting dark earlier, and most of all, it is about time for the Sears Christmas Wish Book to be coming in the mail. Excitement is starting to increase daily, as I know it will not be much longer, to see if I get a telescope for Christmas. I see the classic Sears ones in the catalog ( did not know back then that they would be such classics ). My friend at school has a white one, learned later that it was a 114 unitron. neither one of us knew what that scope would be worth one day. They will be putting Christmas stuff up in the stores shortly, I can go and see what I can find there. These are the exciting days, if I get a good one, maybe I can see some type of life on one of the planets ( high expectations back then ). Well, as the days go by, the excitement will increase to the point that I will be so excited by Christmas, that I will be a nervous wreck, hope I do not get disappointed.
When we did not get much of anything during the year, kids back then really looked forward to what they got at Christmas. Now many kids get so much during the year, Christmas does not mean a lot to them like it did us. Weren't we lucky?