During the holiday season, I reminisce about Christmas past, usually as I lay in bed before I go to sleep. As I drift off into slumberland, I dream about Christmas’s when I was young and when our children, Keith and Vanessa, were growing up.
My parents, Jim and Rita, always made our Christmas special, and we have many movies of my three sisters and I in curlers approaching the tree on Christmas morning squinting and shading our eyes from the blaring lights. My mom is holding me on her lap in 1955, my first Christmas, and the other picture is of my older sister, Ellen, and I under the tree in 1956.
The picture below is of all the cousins on Christmas Day at my Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill’s home in 1964.
John and I wish you a Merry Christmas with family and friends. Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all Men.
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