I want to take you on a journey to a place where the Sears Wishbook was what you waited for all year.
Sears sold ANYTHING. Dad wanted a pipe – Sears catalog. Mom wanted a leopard skin rug? Sears catalog. Dentures? Yup. They even sold wrapping paper and bows to wrap your ordered gifts in. Diapers. Cleansers. Mink coats. Enemas.
Truly, Sears had it all. So, let’s go back to when I was eight years old and see what was there.
Here’s the cover.
You could buy the door and the ornaments.
I STILL want a nightgown like this…(hey baby, why don’t you come up and see me some time?)
The gravel art we covet now were just craft kits back then…and you printed cards by hand, not computer. Check out the Mod Podge kit!
Let’s decorate the yard too…
Now, onto stuff a kid of eight would have enjoyed then…
Exercise with your Hoppity Hop or your Tip-Rok… (our parents used to send us to a place called “outside”)…
I personally know four ladies that would have sold their brothers for this kitchen set…in avocado!
How about some clothes to stimulate your imagination? (Gender specific of course; this IS 1969)
And who could live without Barbie and her pals? I had a case like that!!
Dear Sears CEO: Bring this stuff back!!!
So here’s the deal. I want you to go to WishbookWeb.com and find the year closest to your eighth birthday. What was in that catalog that you really, really wanted?? Leave your fondest Sears (or equivalent in your world) memories here.
all pictures courtesy of WishbookWeb.com