Everyday until Christmas, I am going to try to post a picture from a past family Christmas.
The picture was taken on Christmas Eve 1948 in my parents apartment. On the left is my grandmother holding a doll, Fran my grandmother’s sister is next to her, my mother is in the kitchen doorway, I am next to my mother, Pat (Fran’s daughter) is front left, my Uncle Russ, and Grandpa. I assume my father is taking the picture since he is missing. I always like looking at the background in these old pictures. In this one you can see a little into the kitchen. There is an old stove with a kettle sitting on a burner. The stove has a shelf and on the self is a clock and two coffee carafes. I remember that kitchen was very small, and there was a small table that fit the three of us. Notice the knick-knack shelf on the wall. I think my mother had that one and others in all of her houses until the day she died. I know my grandmother did. I don’t see them anymore, but they were kind of nice for displaying items. I know I am always looking for shelf space to display things. A few of those around would help. The knick-Knack shelves now are plain square boxes. I love to see how styles of furniture, kitchen appliances, clothes, and hair styles change over the years. The trees were always real with the bigger lights and tinsel.