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Blog Posted:11/29/2012 10:35:00 AM
One of my favorite movie quotes came from the 1994 version of "The Miracle on 34TH Street"
Mr Gimbel said "These small seemingly insignificant sentimental anachronisms...." Referring to Santa Claus.  How true, and the operative word is "seemingly".  We all too quickly these days try to crown ourselves with enlightenment like we will save the world from this devil Santa and the materialistic scourge on morality and sensibilities, but they are "seemingly insignificant" only to the naive and are certainly not anachronisms because if not by one name they will live in another, and have for centuries.  We are much too fragile to rid ourselves of them because despite our best efforts or self aggrandizement we are no better and perhaps in someways less enlightened.  The first 'Miracle on 34th Street' was 1947, the Virginia article was written in 1897 and similar thoughts and philosophies have been written for centuries and imagined before language existed.  So piling on, here are some of my materialistic memories of Christmas in the form of a Christmas tree!

Funny thing is--you could probably buy all of these for what an Ipad costs--simpler times!

 

 

 

 

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YOYO

JACKS

MARBLES

HULA HOOP

YAHTZEE

CLUE  GAME

SEA MONKEYS

 PICKUP STICKS

  CHEMICAL   SETS

GREEN ARMY  MEN

FANNER  FIFTY

RECORD PLAYER

JACK IN THE  BOX

LIONEL  TRAIN  SET

BARREL OF MONKEYS

LUNAR LAUNCHER GUN

ROY ROGERS LUNCH BOX

CHATTY CATHY  DOLL

SORRY GAME MONOPOLY

BARBIE  DOLL  SUPER  BALL

TINKER TOYS WOOLY WILLY

DAISY BB GUN KALIEDOSCOPE

ETCH A SKETCH ROLLER SKATES

ERECTOR SET SILLY PUTTY LEGOS

BOZO PUNCHING BAG BICYCLE

OPEN ME FIRST BROWNIE CAMERA

POLARIOD CAMERA  TIDDLY  WINKS

ELECTRIC FOOTBALL GAME DOMINOES

BETSY WETSY DOLL  CHINESE CHECKERS

FLEXIBLE FLIER SLED   TIN  HUMMING  TOP

  MR POTATO HEAD   EASY BAKE OVEN     GI JOE

WHOOPEE CUSHION ICE SKATES PUPPET

OPERATION GAME  GAME OF LIFE  CAP GUN

SOCK MONKEY VIEW MASTER CHECKERS CHESS

UNCLE WIGGLY GAME  FORT APACHE  PARCHEESI

  SLINKY   MAGIC  8  BALL   LINCOLN LOGS   SNOW SKIS

BATTLESHIP GAME SNAKES AND LADDERS CANDYLAND

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CHRISTMAS

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:22:00 PM
    Oh, that is very, very cool!!!

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 4:14:00 PM
    OOhh I love this Craig...

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Love your tree!!!

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 2:31:00 PM
    oh for the good old days!!!

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Love your blog Craig... I will be back.. soon...pd

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:52:00 AM
    One of my ploys of putting up the Santa blogs, was the hope that the Santa freaks would come out of the woodwork and show their hand....this way, people could connect them into a common denominator haha! My plan exceeded my greatest expectations. Seriously, I agree with the part were you touch upon enlightenment -- the conundrum is, the more knowledge we have at our disposal, the less enlightened we may become on certain levels. As a boy, I loved opening presents around the Christmas tree. Wot child doesn't?

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 11/29/2012 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree Chris, I think that today we have more knowledge available but much like TV or radio stations more doesn't always mean better and easier lends itself to lazy--yours is not one of those lazy minds--like my wife says to me, you may be many things, but boring isn't one of them! LOL
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:47:00 AM
    How cool it that you really had me going! GREAT job Craig Two of my fave Quotes come from the Movie Cook Hand Luke [What we got here is a failure to communicate] and [only bastards and cream rise]

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 11/29/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One can hope to try
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:39:00 AM
    Hey Craig I recognise some of those. etchasketch, I loved a Kaledoscopewow am a snizz on the hula hoop haha...Seren

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 11/29/2012 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have you seen some of the newer kaliedoscopes--awesome!
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:22:00 AM
    LOL Guys especially, remember the electric football game that would vibrate and the pieces would move--usually in the wrong direction and fall over--and the football was a piece of cotton that would fall out--what a disappointment it was!!

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:52:00 AM
    LOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS! Sea Monkeys had me laughing so hard! We had a hard time finding the "Hungry Hippos" game for our daughter at a good price. We finally caved and bought it full price. It is a game which uses marbles. I bought a spare bag of marbles at a thrift store. We also have silly puddy for her stocking! There is much to be said for the fEXUBERANCE of children on Christmas morning. We don't do it HUGE, but we do make it special and we take our time. Wish I could fave a blog. Hugs, Satin (You're definitely on the good boy list LOL)

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 11/29/2012 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One of my favorite things with silly putty was putting it on the comic strips and copying it onto the putty
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:45:00 AM
    How very clever love this. give yourself a pat on the back and a a Merry Christmas back at you. I have no memories of presents f years gone by as we never had them in our house xx

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