Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wistful Wednesday: Christmas 1952

Christmas 1952, I was one year and three months old.  I lived with my Mom and my Dad at the farm in Carsonville Township in Becker County, Minnesota.

My parents took turns taking photos that year.

Christmas 1952 Mom and me

The tree was short..I remember that star on the top of the tree.  It was the tree topper for many many years.

Christmas 1953 Dad and me

Look at the tinsel, and garland that looks to be possibly red or green.  It appears I got a dolly for Christmas.

I used these old photos to make cards for my parents for Christmas this year.




Sixty time flies by:)

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Anonymous said...

These photos made wonderful cards for your parents. Hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy Christmas.

Primitive Stars said...

Wonderful old Christmas photos......Love the wee cute as were you......Happy Boxing Day, Francine.

DJan said...

Boy, we sure did tinsel up the trees back then. I love those old pictures, and you're right: how does sixty years go by so fast? :-)

Virginia said...

Sixty years ago does almost seem like "yesterday." My Christmas tree this year is taller than your 1952 tree but it looks much like yours in that my tree again this year has plenty of tinsel and a somewhat similar but smaller star topper. I usually use an angel topper from my father's childhood but last summer I found a pretty but very old star topper at a yard sale for a quarter. [my father's topper is now on my mantle] Your photo card greetings to your parents are very nice. I'm sure they appreciated them! I'd do the same but mailing them would be a problem. My folks are way, way more than 100 years old in Earth time and now reside on some other plane of existence - and neither of them left a forwarding address! Thank you for all your interesting posts, and may you spend a lot less time in your least favorite place, your kitchen, in the near future.

Beth said...

The old photos are wonderful!

MTWaggin said...

What a fun idea for cards. I'm filing that for next year for my family!

Dreaming said...

What a fun way to bring back such great, happy memories.
I miss tinsel :((

Karen said...

I'm sure your parents got a kick out of those cards:)
I used to hate trying to get every last piece of tinsel off the tree.

Gail said...

Wonderful. The perfect gift.

Red said...

Cool photos! Looking at old photos tends to bring many other things back to us.
60 years doesn't sound bad when you say it fast.

Nancy said...

I love that you turned the photos into special cards for your parents!

Was the garland crinkly celluloid? I remember having that on our tree for many years.

Kay said...

Great photos. I posted one of my mom and me at Christmas when I was about 3 or 4 years old. That was in 1953 or 1954.

Terry and Linda said...

You are so right! We were just talking that in 7 very short years Bladen will be graduating from High School. Whew! Doesn't seem possible!

Happy New Year!


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LindaG said...

Great Christmas card idea.
Have a wonderful evening and stay warm!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

I love the old photos and the cards you made for your parents. I loved the old aluminum tinsel, which stayed where you put it. But eventually it tarnished and you could only replace it with the stuff that slipped easily right off the branch. I was in charge of the tinsel for years because I had the most patience; I carefully placed each strand. Hope you continue to have a great holiday week.

marlu said...

Neat pictures and a great idea for cards for your folks. 1952 was the year we celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple (We knew each other 3 1/2 months before we got married in August) Still together and celebrating 60 Christmas so far.
Happy New year to you and your parents.

Jacqi Stevens said...

What a great idea! Clever. Bet they loved the cards. :)

Rita said...

What a great idea for a card for your folks! Your dad was much taller than your mom by the looks of it and how short the tree looked next to your dad--LOL! You were really hanging onto that dolly. :)

Anonymous said...

I have pictures loooking back of 71 years. (Gulp) So your just a young one yet.

I have alott of pictures like yours. They are really showing the age. Some are realy tearing so I have put them into cds incase they really fall apart.

My parents lived to 95and 96 young . My hubby and I have been married this last Sept for 61 years.

So we now play the older part of the parent of ageing to our children.

Time flies.

Great idea for your parents as a gift. Very great idea. They must of enjoyed them.

You were a cutie Pie so small. My parents were for a huge Christmas tree way back when I was small so big at times it almost looked like this new commercial where all stand and look at the top of tree sideways. So wow your parents tree was small. .

Lanny said...

Tinsel! Sometimes I miss tinsel, real tinsel!

I get the privilege of giving Miss Ruby her first baby doll this year. She doesn't have it yet, we have moved all gift giving between us and the marrieds until Epiphany when Justin and Anna can join us. I am very excited to play with Ruby and her new dolly.