Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Santa Arrives at Hills – Nov 23, 1963
This ad – with a more traditional illustration of St. Nick and an adoring crowd – ran in The Journal on November 22, 1963. (I've featured a 1960 Hills Christmas ad back here.)
A quick internet search reveals that Santa is still arriving by helicopter all over the country, in such cities as Oshkosh, Wisconsin; San Carlos, California; Keizer, Oregon; and Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Anyway, I still feel a little bad every time I pass the former Hills store on Route 57. Lots of good memories shopping there.