I had this idea since I was wishing everyone a Good Friday morning in the Fiddelback forums and November is upon us.......and by that we are starting to see signs of Christmas approaching. I went to Cracker Barrel and BOOM.....all the Christmas things!!!! What memories or events or things do you see that means Christmas is just around the corner? I had asked my aunt who is close to 80, what she remembers, she said it varies since she moved around in Michigan, she said they would go to a Hudsons A and saw Santa, and she knew he would go to their house Christmas because he lived in their neighborhood. She said those times were the late 40s. My turn, we would go see my aunt for Thanksgiving break in Lititz, PA, then we would see Santa riding around town on a fire engine, with the lights and sirens going. I knew it would not be long before we would also wait to see him in a little shack set up in an alley off Main Street. My timing might be off a bit, but I know it was colder. Around our house, we would break out and set up the family artificial Christmas tree, probably from the early sixties with colored holes on the wooden pole where the corresponding branches would go to make sure it was the correct shape. Then we would untangle the lights and place the colored 4 watt bulbs. And finally after the ornaments, we would get out the tinsel (which we saved from year to year) and drooped it over the tree, while listening to a Christmas album with all the old classics. It doesn't have to be as detailed as that, but what do you remember? Oh yeah, all the catalogs would come with all the toys......Printed catalogs!!!