Monday, October 15, 2018

Wishing on the Wish Book

Today, sadly, Sears filed for bankruptcy.  It is the end of an era.

Growing up in a small town in Northern California, we didn't have a Sears "store".  We did have a little Sears where you could pick up Sears packages that you ordered through the catalog. You could also return packages there too.

I seem to remember that you needed to order through the mail (sending a check for payment).  I don't think you could order items over the phone.  Does anyone remember?

I have very fond memories of the yearly Christmas Wish Book.  We would take turns looking at this catalog and make a Wish List to send to Santa.  As I grew older, my list changed from toys to clothes.

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Do you remember the Sears Christmas Wish Book?

Will you miss shopping at Sears?

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10 comments:

  1. I am sad to see it go. I loved that Wish Book. Christmas in the mail and you did just that ....wish!

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    1. Sandy, me too! Lots of wishes going on. :-)

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  2. Such sweet memories, my friend. Times are certainly changing...

    Wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs!

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    1. Sadly, Stephanie, they are. Happy Thursday to you!

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  3. Sears closed in Canada in January. I didn't do much shopping there, but occasionally found something. I well remember the Wish Book and pouring over the pages choosing what I would like. I liked the pages at the front where they had "gifts under $10" "Gifts under $20" and so on.

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    1. Lorrie, I haven't shopped at Sears in ages. I don't even know if they still published a Wish Book these past years.

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  4. Oh it was a wonderful day when we got off the School Bus to see that the Sears Christmas Catalog had arrived. We would fight over who got to look at it first. Of course we then bugged who ever it was to HURRY UP. Great memories.

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    1. Arlene, that sounds exactly like my family. I remember being so excited when it was my turn and marking what I wanted and making my list!

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  5. I do remember the wish books they had and making our wish list from them. My hubby used sears for tools but I can't say I have used them for much more than that lately.

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    1. Connie, such good memories! I think my husband has some of those tools too.

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