Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day 2008

Two weeks off from school for Christmas; that in and of itself was a gift. I do seem remember though a certain tinge of excitement about the first day back in class after the holidays. This was the day that you got to find out what your friends got from Santa and tell them what you got.

I recall a Christmas during the late 60’s when my parents got me a 1/48 scale model of the Saturn V rocket. This was during the Apollo era and our race to the Moon. I was so proud to have that model and worked very methodically putting the model together, pretending that the table in my bedroom was the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Kennedy. If memory serves it was also a white Christmas that year.

A lot of years have passed and I can’t recall whatever happened to that rocket. It now lives in my memory and on a mental list that I call, “Things I Had Then That I Wish I Had Now.” It is a very long list.

That was then and this is now. Though I have grown older I have tried hard not to grow up. Fortunately for me my family knows and accepts this. So in addition to books and music, my Christmas usually includes a few gifts that are labeled “Suitable for Ages 3 and up.” Oh, and being something of a Disney geek, the over arching theme of most everything is definitely Disney.

So, in honor of this 2008 Boxing Day, and since I don't have a first day back at school to look forward to, I thought I would share just a bit of what found its way under Doc’s tree. And I know my family reads these blog every now and then, so to them, thank you. Thank you for how you bless me and for allowing me to share your lives. Thank you for making this a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Boxing Day!

Postscript: George, you'll notice a few of your recommended titles made it under the tree. I feel that The Alchemy of Animation, Walt Disney's Imagineering Legends, The Illusion of Life and Walt Disney's Nine Old Men will keep me busy for a few days at least.


April Baker said...

Looks like a lot of good stuff! I also got The Alchemy of Animation for Christmas and I can't wait to start reading it!

Princess Fee said...

Belated Merry Christmas wishes to you and Mrs Doc - and Happy Boxing Day too!!!

Jeff said...

Ah the Disney Christmas Parade. I was able to watch this year in high def goodness.

I imagine if I started my own copy of a "Things I Wish I Still Had" list it would be rather long as well.

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. May you and yours have a wonderful New Year.

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Doc, is that a Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vintage Carton Shorts calendar I spy there? Aileen picked up the very same calendar for me, for my office, this Christmas!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Those are definitely Geek-Approved book titles.

I will send you the pop-quiz next week on the first two titles.

Colin - thedisneyworldblog said...

Happy Boxing Day!

It's great that you wrote this. Since I moved to PA from Canada, no one seems to know what I'm talking about when I mention Boxing Day.