The year was quickly winding down and winter was setting in. I enjoyed shopping and I sent small Christmas gifts to my friends back in California. I bought gifts for everyone in my family and spent the days before Christmas wrapping my gifts and the gifts from Santa for my younger siblings.
Christmas morning arrived and my little brother William woke all of us. I opened my gifts, which was mainly clothing. I also received a transistor radio, which were very popular at the time. It had an ear plug so I could listen to my music without others hearing it. I looked like a Martian after receiving my radio, wandering around with the wires coming out of my ear.
Christmas evening my friend Guy came over with another friend. We just sat around talking.
New Year's eve was another quiet day. I did some shopping at the base, spent some of my Christmas money and did some typing for my Dad. Then I went to the library and checked out Wuthering Heights. Then I spent the evening babysitting, reading and watching Dick Clark ring in 1960. I was ready for a new decade.