December 24, 2015

favorite Christmas presents

Toy commercials were a big part of Christmas. My Toss Across
game lasted until college and this commercial ran year after year.

In the 5th grade (1975), I snooped for presents in my parent's closet
and found some.... unwrapped. It sucked. I had to pretend to be excited. It was the Christmas that I received Gnip Gnop and Kerplunk.

My favorite Christmas toy, however, was my Krazy Kar, my big gift
for Christmas 1969. I played with this thing until the wheels fell off.

My sister Janet and I open presents next to my shiny, new toy.
On the chair in the background is Janet's Beautiful Crissy doll.
Did you notice the cat Marvin under the wrapping paper? 

Above, Janet bombs around in my Krazy Kar while I try to yank
some kid off of my tricycle. In order to protect the innocent, his face
has been covered with a happy Santa. Merry Christmas!