Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas, everybody!
I thought I'd share a few more vintage Christmas photos, for lack of a better idea. We'll start with this fun image, from 1958. This kid isn't in his jammies (like I was for most of Christmas day). By gum, he is even wearing shiny loafers! It looks like he got a pretty good haul this year, including his awesome Zorro guitar. That's OK, but why would you give a kid a big drum? The parents will be hating that thing! Notice the train setup under the tree. The toy dump truck is cool, and you can work on your hand/eye coordination on that wooden Playskool-type toy.
Here's a lovely portrait of a woman from 1951. She and her husband went TINSEL CRAZY! I always liked tinsel, but my mom didn't because it was "messy". So we never had it. This friendly lady had a husband who was crazy about her, because this lot of slides had literally hundreds of photos of her in various poses and in all kinds of locations.
Here she is again, gazing into the fireplace. The stockings have been hung with care, and all of the cards they've received are displayed on the mantle. There are only two stockings, I hope that they had kids someday (the photographic evidence in my possession is inconclusive)! She looks like she would make a nice mom.
I labeled this slide as being from the 50's, but on further consideration, I am pretty sure this is from the mid-1960's.
Now this looks more like our Christmas mornings. Everyone is lounging around in robes and pajamas. The little kid is playing with something (Tinker Toys? Pickup Sticks?), while completely ignoring that bitchin' red tractor behind him. Grandma wishes she could take it for a ride down the street.
I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful day with your family!