For Christmas Day we have my parents 1940 Christmas Card. A few year after they were married and a few years before their first child, they were able to do some car traveling . 1940 found then on the gulf coast and visiting New Orleans. This picture is from one of the courtyards in the French Quarter. The original picture was taken by Ralph and later cropped and use as their Christmas Card in 1940. The original picture is below.
Christmas 1955 and our new dump truck, that is myself and my little brother Gary. The legs belong to my Grandmother Appel. I can't really say I remember the dump truck but I do remember the TV. It was our first TV, large blond cabinet, 12" black and white picture. I think we got 3 or 4 channels, and programing went off the air at night and all there was is a test pattern. The room is the living room of the house on Shireford. I would have been 2 1/2 and Gary would be 1 1/2. Merry Christmas eve
This is one of my favorite family Christmas pictures, it is on my parents first apartment on Elmbank. My guess is that it is the late 30's or early 1940. David has not been born yet but from the look of the stuff toy, they were thinking about children. I love the large cabinet radio and the Christmas decoration made out of a log on top of it. The table was in the house on Shireford for many years. I also remember the Cowboy boot bookend! The old fashion Christmas tree and the tinsel are great. Merry Christmas!