What a difference a century makes. I recently ran across a list of children’s most requested Christmas gifts from 1913. No iPhone, X-Box, or designer label clothing. While some of the items — dolls, candy, skates — still resonate today, the list clearly reflects a simpler time:
- Rocking horse
- Toy Train
Yes, things were much simpler in 1913, and some would argue that we’ve become too materialistic with our big screen televisions and SUVs. Maybe, but after I wrap this up I’m heading outside to clear a foot of snow off my driveway, and am thankful that I have a snowblower, not an old wooden shovel to do the job.
Happy holidays to you and yours.
Your turn. Does this list represent a better, more practical time? Or is it more important to appreciate what you have, whatever era you live?