As a child, our Christmas wishes were heavily influenced by the Sears Wish book, K-Tel commercials and the shared dreams of our friends.
Who could forget K-Tel Super Slider Snow Skates? I couldn’t. I wished and hoped and prayed for these and my cousin and I both got them one year. Oh the fun we had: skating down a snow covered road, slip sliding behind a snowmobile with a tow rope (probably not the best idea but, boy it was fun) and trying to ski downhill. That always ended dramatically in a thicket of thorns.
Slide! Skate! Ski! with these!
When we went to town, it was a right of passage to be “big” enough to wander the toy section of the local farm implement store by ourselves. We’d linger over board games like “Battleship” and “Masterpiece” and stare lovingly at wood carving kits, model cars and “Easy Bake Ovens.” We’d admire the “Lite Brite” display, new sleds, race car sets and secretly hope that a sun-tanned “Malibu Barbie” might grace our stocking that year.
There’s one gift I longed for but never got and, looking back, Santa did the right thing not bringing it to me. My style would have been forever altered.
Be the envy of your friends with this:
What Christmas gift did you wish for most?