Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson for November 29, 2021

  1. 1946 dawn
    Thechildinme  6 months ago

    Don’t forget mittens! Thankfully, our grandparents, one aunt and uncle, and church family always gave us something fun or special.

     •  Reply
  2. The shadow
    Ubintold  6 months ago

    Toys were optional back then ?

     •  Reply
  3. Download mocker
    jhpeanut  6 months ago

    It wasn’t Christmas if we didn’t get underwear.

     •  Reply
  4. Me 3 23 2020
    ChukLitl Premium Member 6 months ago

    You need to get that stuff when you need to get that stuff. Christmas is for something special. Some think it’s special to have lots under the tree, even if half is sox & undies.

     •  Reply
  5. King
    Roscoe  6 months ago

    She remembers the Ice Age…

     •  Reply
  6. Grumpy cat
    EMGULS79  6 months ago

    Underwear for Christmas is an appropriate gift only for those on Santa’s naughty list.

     •  Reply
  7. Bill the cat
    William Green Premium Member 6 months ago

    The explanation from our parents was that Santa sometimes didn’t give us what we wanted but rather what we NEEDED to replace our threadbare clothing essentials. But it didn’t go very far in taking the sting out of opening those brightly wrapped NON-presents.

     •  Reply
  8. Stinker
    cuzinron47  6 months ago

    She’s not liking the way you’re thinking.

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    WF11  6 months ago
    This reminds me of an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, where Rob had come into some money somehow and said he didn’t want it to be “underwear money”, relating that as a kid if he got money at Christmas or his birthday, his parents made sure it was used to buy underwear. Adult Rob wanted to use it for something fun!
     •  Reply
  10. Dscf3970  2
    crazeekatlady  6 months ago

    We were always threatened with “Socks and Underwear for Christmas”. Now we give each other socks for Christmas. My grandma would knit mittens for us and mom would put them and hats in the garage in a big box. She put a laundry basket with the box. We would be outside playing and when the mittens got wet we would dump them in the basket and pull on a clean dry pair. Neighborhood kids playing with us used the box of mittens, discarding theirs in the basket. Every spring the kids would come and pick their mittens out of the line up and take them home. Left over mittens were kept for the box the next year.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Grand Avenue