Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Growing up in Woodstock NY, Christmas shopping was done by catalog and in nearby Kingston, and at least one Saturday drive to Montgomery Wards in Albany where our aunt lived nearby - and would entertain us kids so our parents could shop and talk without extra eyes & ears around.

Although my parents were born & raised in Manhattan, and we visited & shopped there at other times during the year, I don't remember doing around Christmas - perhaps because New York relatives came to visit us over the holidays and could deliver anything desired?

While we kids hated crowds, as did our dad, we did love the Christmas decorations and music in the stores, and later, malls, when not mobbed.

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