Day 25: In honor of Black Friday, review historical resources like the Sears Catalog and “buy” three Christmas presents for an ancestor. Why did you choose those three, and how would your ancestor respond to them?
For Miss Betty, who probably would have died before she wore clothing from Sears, I would buy some fun day dresses and try to convince her that good design could be found in a number of places.
For my father, I would have bought a portable television set. To be honest, I would have been surprised to find something like this back in the day...but there it is! He loved his "electronics"... He always chose radios and car dashboard that had a lot of dials and doodads on them...
There was always something magical in paging through a catalog at Christmas time. As a child my favorite catalog was the FAO Schwartz book. I spent countless hours combing it for exciting possibilities and cutting out pictures to paste to my letter to Santa!