Christmas 1965: Lyndon Johnson has just finished 2 years as president. A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on Dec. 9. “Turn, Turn, Turn” was the top pop song. It was my second Christmas, and at 14 months, I have no memory of it.
But thanks to the wonder of photography, I can experience it again. I notice a few things. First, I think it’s interesting how my mom typed on the top of the photo (and remember back when photos were all square and had these white borders?). She did this on many of the photos in the album. I also spot a familiar photo of my grandparents behind me, and a very 60s-looking tree. I’m surrounded by my gifts, and — you kind of guessed this, didn’t you? — I still have several of those items.
My butt no longer fits in the rocking chair, but the chair remains. So do the Fisher Price Pudgy Pig and the Playskool Postal Station, and, although they’re showing their age, “The Littlest Snowman” and “Kewtee Bear Santa’s Helper” are around too. Can you find each of them in the original photo?
Do you have any memories of Christmas 1965, or any other evidence of it?