The JC Penney Christmas Wishbook

The arrival of the Sears Wishbook and the JC Penney Christmas catalog was almost as exciting of Christmas day itself. If you grew up in the 1970’s like me, you’ll understand what I mean. I was astonished to read recently that these catalogs came out in August of every year. …

Burning down the house

The title pretty much says it all. If my Dad hadn’t needed water from the sink upstairs, I would have accomplished burning down the house. The Hippie, a.k.a. my sister, Lynn It was the December before my 6th birthday. My older sister, Lynn, was 17. She was lounging in the …