Christmas Day – It’s hard to be good – forever waiting – but it pays off! My brothers received a red Wagon – with the high lattice panels – something we all enjoyed! My “Mom” dressed us warm, my “Dad” took the wagon outside – we all got in – and Daddy pulled that wagon with us – singing and having fun – around the block – again and again! I’m guessing it finally got too cold for us , and as much energy as Daddy had – going around the block — his steam wore down – and we had to call it a day to remember to do more often!
I received “ice skates” with the double blades – no snow – had to wait for a day of ice and snow.
America was still at war – so there were lots of war type related gifts for “Santa” to bring – a Nurse/Doctor kit for me! A good gift, that I enjoyed for a long time since I had patients (my brothers) – They needed me to bandage them from head to foot – and the “cure – for – all” – candy medicine! While one would be recuperating and or waiting for a 1st class bandage job – there was always my little bottle of red hot candy pills!
No “TV” back then, but on “Sundays” – for just “ten cents” – we got to go to the Theatre – and watch the movies, cartoons and the news-reels of the day! Also, there was a “Confectionery” on the way and I could buy a bag full of candy for pennies. They had those long strips of paper with little dots of candy for a penny. There was no shortage of “candy medicine” for my patients!
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