Rainy Christmas morning, shared memories with Dad at the breakfast table …
1953, my sister Midge’s last Christmas…
1954… brother Dean arrived on the scene…
1956 in Kingston, Ontario… Nana in the foreground (I’m still in Mom, about 3 months along)
1959… I’m on the scene, 18 months old, in our house on Old Spring Road in Kensington, MD
Probably 1960… brother Dean and I show off our snowman
Christmas dinner in Everett, 1966
And our last family home in University Place (Tacoma), 1969
Christmas 1971… and man, was it the 70s!
1973… Dad surprised Mom with the diamond wedding ring she never had, the ring I wear today
Gathered round on a Christmas Day, 1985
Maddie had so much fun hunting a Christmas tree with Nana and Papa, circa 1991
One response to “A Christmas Album, Shared with Dad”
Beautifully done Betsy, as per usual.
It’s been a poignant Christmas for us all, you with your final time(s) with Hank, us dealing with Mom’s loss and thanks to Ellen and Betsy, I had a great time, though I DID schlep it good though.
Left work in Bellevue, driving around via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and up SR 16 to Ellen’s on Bainbridge Island Christmas eve, spent the night, we had Christmas there, and then drove the back way down SR3 to Olympia where I spent the afternoon, and part of the evening with Betsy and Bob. Low key day, Prime Rib and the fixings and then drove all the way back to Seattle.
Today, I work… 😦
Thanks for the lovely photos, and seeing the old home in UP brought back memories of that wonderful house. I’ve always loved it for it’s layout and such. Plus, your Mom did such a pretty job of decorating it too.
Enjoy your time with your Dad as much as you can.
Love you other sister.