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 Me circa '64 or '65 in my Sears Catalog dress, bag, shoes, socks and bow!

Me circa '64 or '65 in my Sears Catalog dress, bag, shoes, socks and bow!

When I was a little girl, one of my past times was to look through the good old Sears catalog. Every year, I could not wait for the new catalog to come out. It was around 8 inches wide, 11 inches long, and a good two to three inches thick. I would carefully look at each page, which was filled with any and every thing you may need, or not need, in your life.  I would look at all the pictures and read their descriptions, reviewing them over and over again throughout the entire year, then marking each page that had an item that I wanted to own.

This catalog is what I used to make my Santa Christmas wish list. Of course, throughout the year this list would change and so would all the tab markers or bent corners made to mark where all the special items were. All the time I spent enjoying this catalog is, in today's age, called shopping online. Who would have known? If you get a catalog in the mail and it's contents interest you, take a moment and thumb through its pages and remember what it was like with no computers, a simpler time.