Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas 1955

Good Morning!  Bright and Sunny day this Thursday in SW Virginia exactly one week away from Thanksgiving! 

In rummaging through old photos this week, I came across this one.  My mom has written everyones name on the photo and on the edges it says Christmas 1955.  This was before I was even born and my mom would have been 16 years old.

I love looking into the backgrounds of old photos.  Check out the Hoosier cabinet..I was only 6 when my maternal grandmother passed away but I do remember this cabinet.  I wonder what is in that box?  I also spy 3 pies sitting on the freezer behind Aunt Mag.  I now own Aunt Mags 10 inch cast iron frying pan and her jadeite batter bowl.  I wouldn't take a million dollars for them.   There's my uncle and 2nd cousin looking sneaky down there on the floor.  Both of them have passed on well as Aunt Mag..

I see something else that I have at my house now.  At the very end of the table there is a metal stool with a heart shaped back.  I used it for Yngie when he was little to reach the table.

I have told you before that I bought dishes at an estate sale exactly like the ones in these photos before I knew my grandmother had the same pattern.  The leaf doesn't fall too far from the tree does it? 

Look at the size of that turkey and ham!  I can't discern what is in the other bowls.  There is my grandma's wringer washer sitting over in the right corner.  She would roll it out on the back porch to do her wash.
I can still remember this kitchen with it's floor slightly swagging in the middle and the old wood cook stove which stood to the left of the table.

Wish I could go back and time and visit with them.  I never really got to know my maternal grandmother very well... but I remember she smelled like Jergens lotion.  I always think of her when I catch a whiff of someone who has used that.

Life passes so quickly...
Too quickly for some.  Please be in prayer for our community today as yesterday two more children were killed in an accident of their way to school.  This has happened far too often in our community.  The rural roads are so narrow and curvy and kids want to drive too fast and with little experience.
Here is a link to the news report:

Of course everyone knew them, we are a small community and our heart goes out the their families and their friends who are mourning their loss.




Debby said...

Seeing your old pictures brings a thought I have had for some time. I am a scrapbooker and it seems the in thing to do is crop. I have said before when I look at old pictures the background is part of the story. The cars, scenary.., etc. My MIL and mom always arote all over the pictures, yikes, copy them if you want to have them around for years to come.

Kim K. said...

What special photos to treasure. Seeing these, makes me want to spend some time looking over older photo albums when we visit my parents next Thursday.

Tammy's in Love said...

I have a high chair much like the metal one pushed up to the table in the first picture! Mine was my Dad's baby chair as Little Grama called it, vintage 1938 or so...

Perfectly Printed said...

Such a special photo! And how fun that she wrote on the picture....I love looking at old photos, they generate such memories.

Happy Thanksgiivng!!


Anne said...

I do remember how wringer washer and put rubber diapers through that wringer diapers and explodes and I ruined a couple of shirts
Did you ever get anything caught in a wringer?or ruined a couple of shirts?