Continuing with my 25 posts of Christmas, I bring you some items from the Sears Wishbook. As I stated last year, when I was young, gearing up for Christmas meant breaking out the latest Sears Wishbook and writing out a 3+ page list of all of the goodies inside that I wanted for Christmas. I then gave it to my Mom who of course sent it to Santa who we all knew used the Sears Wishbook for all of his shopping! As I did last year, I thought that I would share some of those great items that made the list and eventually made it under the tree.
For this post I bring you the "controversial" Ernie puppet. This was a hand puppet that was given to me one Christmas when I was very young. Since I came from a big Italian family, we would exchange gifts between the family on Christmas Eve (after the 5 hour dinner spectacular!). On that fateful Christmas Eve, I received the Ernie puppet from my Aunt and Uncle. At first I thought it was great. Then my father picked it up and tried to entertain me by biting me on the nose with it. Of course, this terrified me and started me crying which then led to the puppet being locked away in a drawer, never to be played with again. Good times!