This Christmas picture of me and my siblings was taken when I was about five. Dad had our HO train track going around the tree. My parents still have most of those glass ornaments. Until seeing this, I didn’t remember our trees with tinsel on them. But, I do remember those old tree lights that would get very hot and actually burn the needles on the tree!
When we were little, the tree wasn’t put up before Christmas. The first time we saw it up, decorated and lit was on Christmas morning, with all the presents under it! Santa sure had a busy night!
Much to the chagrin of some of my relatives, I’ve never added a description or identification to any of the photos I’ve used in my Wordless Wednesday posts. So, today is a first. I just couldn’t resist.
When searching for this week’s photo, I came across this one of my aunt and my dad, taken in late 1934. I had never looked closely at this picture. But this time, something jumped out at me. I noticed a man crouching behind the chair. His hat is lying on the ground underneath the chair. It’s my grandpa trying not to show up in the picture as he was helping my dad sit upright in the chair!