We had a house full of company. These are all polaroid photos taken with Marvin’s camera.
Jennifer (10) Janice (Far Guy’s sister), Trica (13), Bethany(3), Marvin and Evelyn (Far Guy’s parents they both would have been 71 that year) This is at our home in North Moorhead. That rocking chair and footstool were handed down to us by Far Guy’s Grandmother Tracie. It has since been upholstered and is upstairs. I still have that 1940’s coffee table but it is in the garage awaiting a new home. I still have the same crèche and nativity set. The tree looks like a real one!
Now Far Guy and Ronald have joined the girls.
Poor Ronald, we gave him and Janice our waterbed to sleep in….they didn’t sleep a wink.
This was the only year that I recall that Far Guy’s family came to our home for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
Now I finally got in the photo! I cooked a lovely meal…got out the China and the special goblets. Far Guy used to collect coffee cups…and I used to collect Depression Glass…you can see cups and plates on the plate rail. I served supper after Christmas Eve service at Our Redeemer in Moorhead Minnesota…one of the best church homes we ever had.
Christmas 1985 was a sad Christmas for us. My Dad had just been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer and we were not certain if he would live or die. He is a Cancer Survivor for 29 years now…going on 30. Christmas Day in the afternoon we packed up and went to my parents home at the lake.
I feel very sorry for anyone going through a health crisis during the Christmas Holidays. I recall the carolers all dressed in their finery singing up and down the hospital halls just before Christmas that year. I wondered at the time…how can they sing such joyful songs…it all seemed so foreign to me…my emotions were raw….and I was a tad angry. Of course Christmas is a time for hope and joy…and in retrospect I should have been more hopeful and joyful too because no matter what our Savior was born.