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  1. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,096

    Mr48chev
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    As far as I know outside of the Hurst Competition Plus shifter my dad gave me for the 48 one year for my birthday and a set of valve covers my wife bought for me from the store I worked in and then charged to my accout I have never received or wanted a hot rod part for my birthday or Christmas and don't care to get any. Tools are cool though and I have received a number of tools over the years.
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    Reading down though the lines I see that I wasn't the only one who grew up in a family where money was tight. When I was young I asked for a Red Ryder BB gun one year and ended up getting the plastic stock Daisy bb gun that cost about a third of the Red Ryder model. It was years before I figured out that I probably got an extra present that year because dad bought the cheaper model. A few years ago my son bought me a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas because I always put it on the Christmas list to give my wife and kids.
    When my parents divorced when I was nine my sister and I never knew what dad might be able to or wanted to spend on Christmas for each of us so we got in the Sears Christmas catalog and wrote out lists with item, item number and price ranging from very low to something like a new bike with all the bells and whistles so he could pick though it and come up something that worked all the way around. I think it took him a bit to figure out that this was a list to choose from and that we really didn't want the whole list at one time.
     
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  2. I remember spending hours looking at the Sears,Roebuck & Co. Christmas catalog and seeing Santa at Sear. HRP
     
  3. I wore those sears Christmas catalogs out as a kid. Here is a picture of my Christmas 1961. I'm the one with the flattop. lol I still have those toys but they are in very played with condition. Ron... 031.jpg
     
  4. We all have different memories of Christmas past,mine are all good,the scent of a tree,the smell of mom making gingerbread and the aroma of my dad's pipe smoking south seas tobacco.

    Enough of the past..I hope Santa brings me a new set of bias ply Cokers for my sedan,they are at the top of my list but I know it's a stretch so I guess I'll have to rely on the Paterfamilias to use his Visa card and give Santa the credit. :D HRP
     
  5. I'll add this to my Christmas List. HRP

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  6. ladyhrp
    Joined: Mar 16, 2007
    Posts: 169

    ladyhrp
    Member

    Maybe the jacket but your on your own with the tires.
     
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  7. Remembering how THICK the Sears Christmas catalog was !
     
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  8. Yes I do.

    1947 Sears,Roebuck & Co. Christmas catalog. HRP

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  9. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,918

    jnaki

    Hello,

    Every year after Thanksgiving some of the local So Cal beach towns put on their versions of small town Christmas. In some places, all of the traffic is blocked off for a parade…(Seal Beach, Belmont Shore/Long Beach,) and while the events are happening, of course, the stores are open for business.

    We happen to visit the San Clemente version of this holiday event. Seal Beach and Belmont Shore have their annual themed Christmas Parades. But, San Clemente shuts down the main street for an outdoor festival for two blocks. Holiday music, carollers, big band singers and music, tons of food, rides for the children and “big” kids, displays of all sorts of holiday stuff. The favorites are the hot chocolate booth, the middle school’s, rocking out band, and the cotton candy booth. A holiday themed Cinderella carriage rides, horse drawn wagons, and the little trains to ride for people, big and small. The stores use this time to lure the shoppers away from the big malls and the street was totally crowded.

    Any resemblance of dining has to be early as it is an event that fills up every restaurant in town. There are a lot of them, but the most coveted are the ones right on the main drag. Outdoor seating is fun as the people watching is in full swing. Since it is in So Cal, the weather for the past 10 years has been in the 50s and the So Cal people do bundle up to fight off the chill coming off of the ocean.

    How do hot rods/custom cars play into this scene? There are a lot of these old cars cruising around on a daily basis as shown by the annual car shows in each community. But, during this holiday event, one custom truck stuck out on the main street of San Clemente. One of the owners of a local small store has been around forever and loves cool cars…in this case, a very nicely done pickup truck. The stance was perfect, the mags given the satin shine and not chrome, the color and finish was perfect. In the back were bunches of holiday “stuff” from their small store. People loved standing in front for the photo-op and it was one of the most popular items at this holiday event.

    Jnaki (my Christmas list: for the past 65 years…world peace)

    It was a little difficult to get a good shot with so many holiday strollers going back and forth. But, it was worth the wait. The finish on this truck was outstanding. Lots of car enthusiasts in this town were constantly looking at the details and of course, posing for their photos.
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  10. Jerrybigbird
    Joined: Oct 10, 2015
    Posts: 178

    Jerrybigbird
    Member
    from Montana

  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,918

    jnaki

    Hello,
    There is a crazy guy in our neighborhood that loves the holiday displays. He fills up his whole front yard and now is expanding down the cul de sac street. The light displays are impressive, but this year, he put up a drag racer (the jolly old guy) doing a burn out...What a guy... He must own an electrical display company or just likes to display holiday themed lights.
    Jnaki
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  12. Oh Danny,
    Buh-buh-BUSTED :D
     
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  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    Santa already has some stuff on the way.;):)
     
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  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,893

    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    South of Portland a few miles, stop and say hey.
     
  15. Rodders
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 240

    Rodders
    Member

    Santa got me a new interior for my 33 ford roadster. Should have it back after the 1st of the year.
     
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  16. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,893

    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Man, you guys are making me think of waaay back times.
    Who remembers the Lifesaver candy books? You know the big ones that held about a dozen rolls of various flavors.
    It's been over fifty years since I've seen them, always got one in my stocking.
    I think the last one I got was the year they told me Santa Clause was a phony.
     
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  17. ratman
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 423

    ratman
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    I want one of these so I can see small shit again. I swear ever since I got prescription glasses my eyesight is getting worse faster. LED illuminated magnifying lamp.
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  18. Hell,It never mattered what I asked for..All I ever got was a "piece" and a pair of stretch socks,,,both too large!!
     
  19. Well we got a small tree this year and Teresa decorated it up while Jimmy Buffett sang Christmas songs.Bruce. 005.JPG
     
  20. I tended the fire and Crown Royal.P.S. I had to put the out side decorations up in the rain so don't give the warden all the credit. LOL. Bruce.
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  21. Raiman, Kinda sounds like us.If were all hadn't grown up that way we might of turned out bad or worse that we are now. Bruce.
     
  22. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,384

    porknbeaner
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    I remember those. I had forgotten. My grandma got me one one year.

    I hate to admit it but I think at our age it is good to remember the good things about being a little kid.
    I don't know about everyone else but there is plenty of bad to remember and dwelling on it isn't healthy. Perhaps good memories is the best that we can do for the holidays.
     
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  23. HiHelix
    Joined: Dec 20, 2015
    Posts: 381

    HiHelix
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  24. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
    Member
    from BC

    We woke up to this!
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    Jingle bells, Jingle bells! My daughter is freaking out!:D I remember the Lifesavers books too!
     
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  25. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,893

    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    We are suppose to get some of that shit down here in the next couple of days, they always say it's coming from CaNaDa. I hope it's not yellow.
    Thanks for sharing George!
     
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  26. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,014

    Speedwrench
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    Mr. Fischer. Considering recent events, I'm thankful you still have a place to decorate and the ability to do it.
     
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  27. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    Its not uncommon for us to get a little of this in early December, but usually its melted by noon. Not this time! Its still coming down and its THICK!:eek: I can only see about 1/4 mile, its REALLY FREAKIN SNOWING!:eek:
     
  28. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,270

    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    I start my Christmas decorating the beginning of November for the big historical village celebration in the area. We decorate the inside of all the historical buildings along with the outside of the whole village. My Christmas season lasts three months removing everything at the end of January.
    I'm tired already! :).

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  29. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,893

    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    I spoke too soon, a half hour after my post it was coming down here, a bit slushy but went to the hardware store and there were a few cars that apprently had come down from higher elevation as they had a fair amount built up on them.
    Considering they throw out the storm alerts at the first hint of snow; I'm damn glad I don't work in a tire store.
     
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  30. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
    Member
    from BC

    It hasn't even slowed down here. Cripes! I'm gonna have to shovel the driveway!!:eek: We already have about 4"!
     

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