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A Christmas Story: I miss the old days

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

wildcardTimes were much simpler than these. Granted I am only 28, but even in my relative youth I do remember a time when I got everything I wanted for Christmas and it didn’t cost my parents or relatives an arm and a leg.

We wanted no cell phones, video game systems than can cost as much as car repairs, or a set of Legos as expensive as a monthly vehicle payment.

We wanted video games alright, but they cost a third of what the units go for today. And when I asked for a box of cards, it came with THIRTY SIX packs and cost about $40; not a container of 18 packs and a price tag of $75 or even more. Those were simple times for me, and I know there were even more simple times before then for my parents and grandparents when they were growing up. Continue reading