I was just remembering some of the seasonal traditions our family had that are now long gone. One of them that I remember as a kid was waiting for the arrival of the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Catalog. Once it arrived, my brothers and I spent hours going through the catalog, putting our initial by all the items we wanted. By the time Christmas came the catalog was pretty well worn out. My kids use to do it also when they were little. Just one of the silly little things that is now history.
And I will always remember this Christmas:
We use to draw names for who we bought a present for with our Aunts and Uncles that came for Christmas . One of my Uncles drew my name. About a week before Christmas he came over with my present all wrapped up only he had cut a small hole in the top of the package. He also brought along a small bag of cracked corn and told me I had to put a little in each day to feed whatever it was. Also, do not shake or move the package around or I might hurt it. I fed it each day and protected the package for a week until Christmas. When I got to open the package,,, it was a basket ball hoop!