By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Now and Then - Dr. Roger Branch Sr.
Christmases in the country — way back when
roger branch
In the years of the Great Depression and World War II, country folks observed Christmas but in ways that varied from family to family and were less overwhelming than today’s extravaganzas. Wise people call the change “the commercialization of Christmas.” Back then, gift giving was limited by financial constraints or not done at all. Still, it was a fine time for all, except in the poorest of families.
Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter