Christmas Reflections by Mike Reader
Time through the Hands of the Young of Yesteryear
To me, and many others of my generation, the notion that time goes by more quickly the older we get, is actually becoming a reality.
When we were young, there seemed to be an eternity from one Christmas to the next. Remember when you were “five and a quarter” or “six and a half?” Looking back, I have fond memories of waiting for the Sears and the JC Penney Christmas catalogs to arrive—by U.S. Postal Service—sometime in early September. Plenty of time to dream about Christmas presents… My sisters and I would flip through every page, front to back, looking for the latest in toys, so we could show our parents and put them on our Christmas lists.