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~o~ I/se ~l&'lct~/.s" ~.~'uescl[//, .~%~o. /o, 200/ " q[Ted~e#el~, .1~0, ///, .900/ 1950s: Looking back at the holiday morning. You pad sleepily was indeed a masterpiece. and are met with a fab- What kind of gifts did you get on r in the living room: a Christmas morning? Boys got the pre- launcher, machine gun viously mentioned toys and spent the double barrel shotgun,next several weeks playing war in the spinner rifle, snow. During the summer months, ;pring back upstairs and they would still be playing war with No, of course not. They're their toys. of parent would buy Girls got new clothes and dolls with these in this day and age? Not arms that moved up and down and legs back into Christmas of that moved back and forth. Some dolls a look at the holiday were special because they wet their eyes of a child of the '50s. diapers after they drank water from '50s was a far cry their bottles. Christmas of today. Can you A few dolls talked when you pulled shiny, silver Christmas tree the string in the middle of their back. in your living room? Because Other toys that any child, male or four-colored light point- female, might receive were card games, tree, sometimes it looked a paint by number set or a ViewMaster. blue/silver, thenWhat did Mom and Dad get for and so on. Christmas? Mom might float down- been decorated with all stairs in wool, plaid slacks that were of ornaments and did- skintight and ended just above the sel because it wasankle. She topped off her outfit with a simple, matching slipover sweater and traditional homes had a a pair of flats. The whole outfit would green tree. It smelled of pine and have cost about $8. its needles at a brisk rate but, Dad wore wool slacks and looked was real. handsome in his flannel shirt, all of with lots of glass which cost about $10. As they both lit big, multicolored light their cigarettes, they would proceed to rhese light bulbs were about as open the rest of their gifts. an egg and if one went out, Morn might get a new bedspread ($3) out. Thank goodness that and a few throw pillows ($.60 a piece), problem has since been worked a pearl necklace ($13) and a set of pots and pans ($15). Can you believe these very last thing to go on a prices? tree of the '50s was the tin- Dad might get a fancy new cigarette we call them, the icicles. They lighter ($3), cuff links and a tie bar today, though not as ($3), and a brand new set of golf clubs They were so much fun to ($30). That's quite a price for new golf the tree. clubs, isn't it? wanted their children to In the '50s, you sang songs, threw the fewstrands at a time and gently, Christmas wrappings all over the drape them over each and house, invited families to your house Children preferred to for dinner and had a great time! It is at a time and toss them surely true that some things never The '50s Christmas tree change. from page 26 part of the German became more and more corn- the 17th, 18th, and 19th of Christmas trees back to the War. rise of the Penny Post in 1839, people started send- of greeting cards, includ- cards. Christmas cards Popular by the 1860s, but their Wasn't widespread. the Victorian Age (1837-1901) of Christmas became a we would recognize. President Franklin Pierce brought the first Christmas tree into the White House. In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge was the fn'st to light the Nation's Christmas Tree on White House grounds. But the city of San Diego beat Coolidge by nearly two decades, as Christmas lights adorned the city in 1904. C~r~mm$ Eve Some families celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, while others wait until Christmas Day. Many churches hold midnight services on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve has been celebrated in Bethlehem for centuries. As the site of Christ's birth, the city has been important to Christians since the sec- ond century m The problem with indoor airflow filters Today's filters capture airborne house dust only. Filters fail to kill or remove most dangerous contaminates, like airborne bacteria, viruses and chemical toxins. BACTERIA DUST-MITES DUST MOLD SMOKE The Solution: HEALTHstar UV: Medicine for a sick home... reduces/eliminates mold allergens, toxins and odors. Reduces/eliminates cold, flu, measles and other viruses. Reduces/eliminates legionella, tuberculosis and other infectious bacteria. Reduces/eliminates chemical toxins and freshens air. PROUO PAR,TNER$ OF THE Fully License# | BEN & MONTE STELZRIEDE 3732 BIG SPRINGS ROAD LIC. NO 507200 LAKE ALMANOR, CA 96137 Over 120 years of employee experience (Across from Hamilton Branch Fire Dept.)