Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our Family: Holiday Dinners Through The Years

: Why did the turkey cross the road?

Let's look at our family's Thanksgiving table in the past. All other celebration dinners during the year were also in the dining room at my parents' house at Oak Hill in Scarborough, ME.

1948 Christmas. Left to right: Dad, Aunt Donna Trout, her daughter R, my Grandmother Trout, my Grandmother Nickerson, me.

1956, Left to right: R, Aunt Donna, me, Uncle Larry, Mom.

1956, Left to right: my Grandmother Millie Trout, Uncle Al Trout, Aunt Kay.

1957, Left to right: Mom, Aunt Donna, Dad.

1957, Clockwise from the left: Uncle Larry Trout, D, my Grandmother Millie Trout, R.

1960, at Donna and Larry's house. Left to right: R, D, me, Aunt Bee (my grandmother Trout's twin sister), Aunt Donna, Mom.

1962, L

1969, Left to right: me, R, Dad.

1969, Left to right: R, me, Dad, Mom, L.

1970, Left to right: Dad with a broken ankle, me holding a foster baby, R sitting on Mom's lap, the foster baby's sister, L.

1970 Christmas. Left to right: me, a foster child, the foster child's baby sister, Mom, Dad, R, L.

Riddle answer: To prove he wasn't chicken!


Anonymous said...

At work they enjoyed the last 3 riddles - even though they didn't solve them.
Boys never do anything in moderation - especially eating at Thanksgiving. I can remember ever since I was nine every year being stuffed to pain, then going for two desserts.
In some of these pictures I am behind the camera but just as joyously stuffed.

Anonymous said...

This is so neat! I enjoyed the pictures of everyone looking so happy on Thanksgiving!
And this is the first time we read your blog on the Wii! The pictures look great fullscreen on our TV!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I hope you all had a delicious Thanksgiving! And boys may not eat in moderation, but neither do I! I had so much candied yams. They are my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. I enjoyed the pictures of everyone :) I love that wallpaper is the same for so many Thanksgiving celebrations. I remember my Nana's old wallpaper at Thanksgivings when I was a child as well. It brought back old memories.


Anonymous said...

I really liked all the pictures!! It was cool seeing everyone at Thanksgiving in the 50's and 60's. My mother looks so different, I never really have seen what my mother looked like when she was little. L, you and G look great too :)