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Saturday Snapshot

October 13, 2012
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Here’s another picture of Carl’s family.  This one was obviously taken sometime near Christmas, probably in the 1960s – I suspect it may have gone out with their Christmas cards.  Carl and his brother look entirely too calm for it to be Christmas day.  Carl is the one on the right.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Alyce’s site.

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  1. October 13, 2012 10:34 am

    Lovely family photo.
    Reminds me of how we always had a real tree every year, at home

    carol

  2. October 13, 2012 10:37 am

    Great photo, but I agree it can’t possibly be Christmas Day… they are waaaay too relaxed!

  3. October 13, 2012 11:00 am

    Looks a lot like some of my Christmas shots from those times….thanks for sharing!

  4. October 13, 2012 12:21 pm

    I remember icicles on the Christmas tree!!! My mother loved LOVED them – but boy they were a pain to vacumn up after Christmas! Cute photo!

  5. October 13, 2012 1:04 pm

    I agree with Sharon, the icicles really took me back. I remember my mother showing me how to drape the tinsel and my older brother of course, just tossing it carelessly on. Good times!

  6. October 13, 2012 1:47 pm

    Yup! That’s the classic family photo I remember being a part of my childhood. Great flashback!

  7. October 13, 2012 3:09 pm

    But…his mom could have said if they weren’t calm for the photo they wouldn’t get to open presents!

    It’s a lovely classic Christmas photo!

  8. October 13, 2012 3:25 pm

    Great family photo! I agree, they look so serious. Maybe they were anticipating opening their presents.

  9. October 13, 2012 3:59 pm

    Wonderful, nostalgic photo, Kathy!

  10. October 13, 2012 6:03 pm

    Ooh – look at all that tinsel! :) We used to use that on our trees before kids and pets. Fun photo!

  11. October 13, 2012 6:19 pm

    I love that photo, especially all of the tinsel! My Grandma Vyola loved tinsel!

  12. joyweesemoll permalink
    October 13, 2012 7:23 pm

    I was noticing all the icicles, too. We never had them because my mother didn’t want the clean up!

  13. October 13, 2012 7:45 pm

    Looks at those icicles just dripping off the tree. In addition to being adorable, they were such fun to drape on the branches. Here’s Mine

  14. softdrink permalink
    October 13, 2012 8:10 pm

    Awww. I love the rolled up jeans. Carl was a cute kid!

  15. October 13, 2012 8:17 pm

    And look at all the tinsel! We used to absolutely dowse our tree in tinsel as well

  16. October 13, 2012 8:19 pm

    Lovely family photo, and I think you’re right, they’re too calm for it to be Christmas, and it looks like the presents are all wrapped too.

  17. October 13, 2012 8:22 pm

    They look a little happier than last week’s picture.

  18. October 13, 2012 9:29 pm

    What a fun old photo! Love all that tinsel on the tree.

  19. October 13, 2012 9:38 pm

    what a great photo! I miss tinsel. I can’t have it on my tree because of my cats, but it’s so pretty. :-)

  20. October 14, 2012 12:34 am

    That is a great family photo! How wonderful that you have these! Does he remember taking it? A good reminder for me is usually photos of the gifts I got that year!

  21. carolee888 permalink
    October 14, 2012 11:19 am

    What the boys are wearing looks like what my brothers wore in pictures in that time period, same haircuts too.

  22. October 14, 2012 12:38 pm

    The boys look so good and neat and tidy and clean – but very serious! It’s a nice glimpse of the past. No Snapshot from me this week, but I’m enjoying looking at everyone else’s.

  23. October 14, 2012 7:44 pm

    Love it! I love seeing the decor and the clothes!

  24. October 15, 2012 1:53 pm

    A sweet nostalgic Christmas photo!

  25. zibilee permalink
    October 15, 2012 9:04 pm

    I love how the boys are sitting so nicely, and everyone looks like they are just waiting on Santa to arrive. Great photo, Kathy!

  26. October 16, 2012 1:48 am

    Family photos are treasures. This is a beautiful picture, Kathy!

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