Tuesday, December 26, 2006

12 Years of Christmas

[posted by Callimachus]

Seventh photo: Dec. 25, 1968.

Two words: Hot Wheels! I seem to remember they cost about a dollar apiece back then. Which was a lot of money. Thirty years later, when I had a son of my own, I saw the same models, cast from the same dies, two for a buck. That's 1968 dollars to 1998 dollars. The difference? Made in China.

Notice my little brother, too, in his footie pajamas, drifting intently over from his toys to my toys.