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The Wonder Years

An alert JMDLer wrote to tell us about a Christmas episode in which Kevin bought Winnie perfume for Christmas, and then went to her house to give it to her. When Kevin got there, a house sitter told him that Winnie went away with her family because it was their first Christmas without Winnie’s brother, who had been killed in Vietnam. Kevin realized that he had been so preoccupied with the commercial side of Christmas that he'd forgotten all about Winnie’s grief. Then, as Kevin walked down the street, Joni’s River played

(Contributed by Kevin Doheny)

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