|1954 Christmas Photo|
This was taken in 1954. Yes, I remember it well. I'm wearing my new Christmas red robe with the bunny on the pocket. A traditional present for kids in my family. Probably a way have more to open and still be useful later. Mom had many tricks like that.
The wonderful, cuddly rabbit fur muff was a present I was proud to get. It was so snuggly soft. Now, I don't remember if it was from my parents or Santa.
You can tell, the tree is real, because of its barren appearance. That didn't reduce the Christmas spirit it exuded. Or the pleasure we had putting it up.
Mom did my haircuts. "I wasn't old enough to go to the beauty shop." Or so she said. I'm about 8 years old. Dorky hair must have been in style; I didn't question the chopped bangs. I wanted beautiful long hair.
|Pippa with photos.|
I'm not the great organizer my best friends are. They went through all their life's photos and scanned them to computer flash drives. Each drive was labeled by decade. They made a set for each of their children and one for themselves. A lot of work, to be sure. Also, a private, personal celebration of life and good times remembered through old photos.