A Cheer For Our Christmas Tradition
There are many Floridians living today who remember a different Christmas experience. They can recall what the celebration was like before World War II.
The fundamental religious meaning of Christmas was the same, of course. But material conditions were quite different—especially in rural areas.
Most households contained nothing in the way of automatic appliances or equipment. In many locations electrical power was still a novelty; few families had immediate access to telephones. A fireplace or cook stove provided heat. Drafts blew constantly, drawn through loosely sealed windows and separations between joints in the walls and floors.