Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Past

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.


Fred, Mary Eleanor, Wendy Slade 1952 http://jollettetc.blogspot.com
Christmas 1952
Daddy, Momma, and me


© 2014, Wendy Mathias.  All rights reserved.


14 comments:

  1. Sweet picture! Isn't it great how parents used to dress up on Christmas Day back then?

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    1. Yes - so glamorous. A velvet dress and slippers - I'm sure there was another pair of shoes nearby.

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  2. My favorite picture! You look so sweet, and Momma and Daddy look like movie stars.

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    1. That's because I was sweet. And yeah, Momma and Daddy did alright too.

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  3. It is a sweet picture. The tree is full of the tinsel and to be honest, I liked tinsel on a tree. I didn't like vacuuming it up, but I love to see the tinsel on the trees in old pictures and old movies. You look cute and your parents do look so glamorous. As Carol said, it was great how parents and others use to dress up for Christmas Day and other special days. Now folks not only wear jammies all day, but they wear them to the stores to shop. Different times.

    ( I will be posting a similar picture on my blog in a few weeks.)

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    1. Momma saved that tinsel from one year to the next. When she decorated the tree, she spread the tinsel the full length of her left arm and then gently gathered a small handful and placed it on the tree carefully, painstakingly. The OLD tinsel was the best -- it was heavy and not fly-away like the newer mylar tinsel.

      I'll be looking for your picture!

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  4. Your parents certainly looked quite charmed with your impromptu concert! (That is a baby grand, isn't it? Or are my eyes deceiving me once again?!) I was just contemplating posting a photo of me playing my own toy keyboard the other day, but chickened out. You are a much braver woman than I am! Of course, it helps to have a lovely setting and such good looking parents!

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    1. Oh come on -- post that piano pic.

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  5. Wendy, your photo is so perfect in so many ways. First of all, it's in focus! And then there's cute you and your lovely parents. And the tinsel on the tree. You can tell by the way it hangs that it's the heavy tinsel made from "tin foil" or similar material. Do you play the piano?

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    1. I'm glad you recognized the GOOD tinsel.

      I took piano lessons. As they say, "Use it or lose it." I can still read music and count, but I'm not one who can just sit down and play away.

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  6. Wendy, thanks for sharing this delightful photo. We have similar photos of my brothers & I in Christmases past. We also saved the tinsel from year to year. My husband & had to stop using tinsel on our trees because our cats would eat it. Hope all your holiday preparations are fun!

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    1. My cousin and I were talking about tinsel just last night. Her dog ate the tinsel, so they had to quit using tinsel too.

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  7. Aww! This is such an adorable photo! Your parents had such adoring and delighted expressions on their faces as they watched you play your piano. And your dad was rockin' that bow tie! One of our sons loves wearing bow ties. So stylish!

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    1. When I saw your son's wedding pix, I thought of my dad and his early love of bow ties. Not every guy can rock a bow tie.

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