Fifty-Three Christmases Ago (CTG)
Fifty-Three Christmases Ago
I'm sitting on the couch in a plaid shirt,
little English boy, fresh to the US of A.
At last I'm taller than the tree,
which sparkles in the B&W snap.
The photo's blurry: Dad took a time
exposure using his box camera.
A black landline telephone sits
behind. The television's switched off.
It's only black and white TV anyway,
with just the main network channels.
How did we exist with no color, no cable,
no DVD, no BlueRay, no GameBoy?
Christopher T. George
Nice one Chris. Some of us do manage without all that stuff. We got it, but I never watch telly or play games.
Thanks, Pabs. I really think that the way we lived back then shows we don't need all the stuff folk have these days. As is often remarked, times were simpler and people were happier.
True. I got rid of me mobile phone a couple of months ago and I don't miss it at all. It's great.
Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge
Some of my most magical Christmas memories happened in those years when I got cardboard box containing a "compedium of games", an orange,a jar of boiled sweets and a Cadbury's slection box.
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