When I Grow Up

Shopping the Sears Catalog

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Nov 25 – shop in historical “stores” e.g. Sears catalog; purchase 3 items as gifts and explain why

The family wasn’t wealthy, but usually had enough to get by. Practical gifts would be appreciated; there was not enough money in the family budget for extravagance.

The Glad Sunshine Range at $21.60 burns either hard or soft coal and has six range holes and an oven. In the northeast, coal is readily available as opposed to wood stoves.

A two-drawer desk stand Queen Sewing Machine for $19.50 would make it easier to mend and make clothing.

A five-pound box of Fancy Chocolate creams for 70 cents would be a special treat, which everyone deserves from time to time.

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