Christmas used to really only come once a year, not like today's time, when one gets whatever they want all year long, or many do anyway.
It was once a special time to look forward to, and the Christmas season only started in the month of December.
One of those long ago, once a year, Christmas scenes at my home at Crayne.
A woodsy good smelling Christmas tree from the near by woods, pop corn rope to help decorate the tree. And much waited for presents under the tree.
Here are a few memories for the year December 1935 that was printed in The Crittenden Press.
Local merchants now have on display one of the most adequate and wide selection of gits and holiday goods ever offered to the Christmas shopper.
Practically every form of gift item is offered from the smallest and inexpensive articles to that of the most costly and difficult to procure.
The business establishments are lavishly decorated carrying out the decorations of the season and during the course of the past week shoppers have been much in evidence from all parts and portions of the county.
During the Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday shopping hours, all stores will remain open until 9 o'clock thus offering to those who are otherwise employed the opportunity to visit the various polaces and select their gifts.
The business section, Main Street from Crittenden Motor Company to Runyan Chevrolet Company is a veritable canopy of multicolored liglhts strung across the thoroughfare. Likewise is Carlisle Street from Main to the Crittenden Hotel.
At the intersection of Salem and Princeton highways, Standard Oil, Co. station of Winstead and Hunter have festooned a gas pump with cedars and lights as likewise has Clifton Robertson at City Service Station.