Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ♥ Here is your Christmas present for 2018! ♥
Join me in a walk down memory lane, remembering the joy and fun of our family Christmases 50 years ago and more.
These are the homes, warm and bright, where we loved to come together to celebrate the holidays.
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Above: The Hinson grandkids in Alma's parlor, Walstonburg. The baby in Karen's lap is Michael. Richie was still just a twinkle in someone's eye!
Janie and Dick Patch in front of Alma's house.
Aunt Brownie had a wonderful, infectious laugh!
Finally! There's Richie!
Bill & Ruby's
Above: My mom always put up an exquisite live tree in our living room, this one in Alexandria, Virginia.
My art training started early. Thanks Mom and Dad! I have the greatest memories of our home in Alexandria, outside of Washington, DC.
A Christmas morning in Alexandria with Jane, Anne, and her not-so-talkative new friend.
Snow at South Overlook Drive, Alexandria, Virginia.
The Massenburg's & the Tompkin's
Above: At first I thought this was Blanche and Rex's house on Johnstons Road, but no, it's the Massenburg home in Larrymore Lawns! That really takes me back. Jake Saunders and his daughter were visiting while we opened presents.
Anne and me in the den of the Massenburg's home on Pallister Road. I got a Mary Poppins doll and Anne got a TV, and I was sure I got the better present of the two.
Ben and Margie share some Christmas cheer in the den on Pallister. So cute!
I always looked forward to seeing my "cousin" Duke, the four legged one.