Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our Family's Christmas Photos: 1966 - 1968


Riddle
: What kind of pizza did good King Wenceslas like?






1966
L is 5 years old.




















1966
L and D, our first foster child.
















1966
These flannel pajamas came with a bunny tail and hat.


















1966
The doll is Chatty Cathy.
















1966
Appliances were popular women's gifts. L got a toy stove, Mom a real vacuum cleaner.










1966
A vacuum cleaner and an iron!





















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1966
Notice L's fashionable stirrup pants.














1966
Grampy is wearing the knee socks and gumboots necessary for men and boys in Maine winters.













1967
Santa and Mrs. Claus


















1967
Daughter R is on her way. Grampy's brother J and family are visiting.
















1967
L with her cousin R.
















1967
L is 6, in first grade.
















1967
Since Dad was the official popcorn maker in the family, he too gets a small kitchen appliance as a gift, along with socks, handkerchiefs (both white and bandanna), and Old Spice aftershave lotion.









1967
Our family always gave very practical gifts.















1967
L holds an toy time-teaching clock from Hammett's educational classroom supply company, while Dad demonstrates his new saw.













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1967
Girls still had bare legs in winter.
















1967
Family portrait of the 3 1/2 of us.























1968
2 new additions to the family, baby R and the mustache.















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1968
Mrs. Beasley is watching R.


















1968
R isn't much bigger than the doll.




















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1968
A toboggan is a great gift in Maine.





















1968
My own sweet Christmas doll.

















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Riddle answer: deep pan, crisp and even (say it out loud if you don't get it)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, you commented on Dad's mustache & boots, my bare legs & stirrup pants it's only fair to mention the very fashionable, if not loud flower shirt you wore in 1968.
You were 26 years old and very groovy! Mrs. Peel, eat your heart out(from the Avengers)!
Love,
L

Anonymous said...

Aw you all look cute dressed up for the season. So cool to see pictures of you guys before my mum was born! All of the baby dolls for Christmas remind me of the dolls I used to get as presents :) Merry Christmas!
C

The Steveo said...

Christmas fashion! I love it!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Loved the vintage photos. Your large talking doll actually isn't a Chatty Cathy. It's an American Character Little Miss Echo.