Everyday until Christmas, I am going to try to post a picture from a past family Christmas.
Family photo from Christmas 1960. Back left: Ralph Bowers (grand Uncle), George Manfroid (father), Fred Kaiser (grandfather). Next row: Martha Treppa, Elizabeth Farrell (great aunt), Dorothy Manfroid (mother), Helen Kaiser (Grandmother), Helen Bowers (grand aunt). Front: Ronald Manfroid (brother) and me (Gail). Notice the Texaco Truck in front of my brother. My grandfather worked for Texaco for 45 years, and was still working for them when this picture was taken. He retired in 1963. It was unusual to have Ralph and Helen Bowers, Martha Treppa, and Elizabeth Farrell in our family pictures. They were with us on some holidays, but not all. I think this picture was taken at the last minute before they left because of the shopping bags and boots on Aunt Helen. Missing from the picture is my Uncle Russ, but he appears in the next one and I am missing from that one.
Uncle Russ is sitting on the arm of the sofa.