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From the back cover:
Remember a time...
A time when every Christmas tree was real.
A time when Christmas shopping meant paging through a Sears & Robuck catalog,
and heading downtown to Main Street.
A time when Christmas dinner was prepared from canning jars lining the pantry
shelves, and from fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden.
Christmas meant the arrival of Norman Rockwell paintings of Santa on the cover
of The Saturday Evening Post, and hand-written letters addressed to the North
Pole with wishes for record players, choo-choo trains and Raggedy Ann dolls.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas invites readers to re-live the memories that guide
our hearts homeward to the much-loved traditions of yesteryear.
From the book flap:
Authors Rochelle Pennington and Nicholas Pennington invite readers to take a nostalgic glance backward to a period of time when rotary-dialed telephones, cloth diapers, percolating coffee pots, and spices purchased from the friendly Watkins man were part of daily life. It was a time when home-cooked suppers were eaten together as a family, and weather was predicted by consulting the pages of The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Christmas meant shopping at five-and-dime stores - like Ben Franklin or F. W. Woolworth - where products lining store shelves were American-made. It was a time when gathering around a radio during the holiday to listen to the voices of Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Bob Hope, and Nat King Cole was a familiar feeling.
Christmas morning meant finding a jack-in-the-box, an erector set, or Lincoln Logs under the tree. Or a new checkerboard. King me! Or an orange tucked into the toe of your stocking.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas captures the spirit of these bygone days through authentic photographs, vintage artwork, and period advertisements, beckoning a remembrance of Christmas past.