Saturday, December 09, 2017

Santa Arrived

When I sorted through some slides my aunt had saved all these years I found some of a Christmas she must have spent with her sister (the mom of, at the time, two of my cousins). One shot was of the Christmas tree after Santa had visited. A bike for the older one, dolls, little dresses and other toys. When we are kids we have such high hopes for Christmas. We anticipate getting the perfect gifts from our list. We used to scour the Sears Christmas book to dream about that really wonderful toy. Even though there were no people in this one, I had it scanned. I imagine the little girls rushing in to find their loot. Now when I was a kid only the bike would have pleased me. Dress? Meh. Baby doll? Meh. But these kids look like they were well-pleased in this photo:

I wonder how (and if) they remember this Christmas/

4 comments:

ARHuelsenbeck said...

This looks circa 1958. I think I got the same babydoll. I named her "Cutie." But I really wanted Thumbelina.

LB said...

That would be a good guess as to the date.

bozoette said...

My younger sister and I always had matching dresses like those. I kinda hated that, but would have loved the doll.

Bev Sykes said...

Loved the skirts and the patent leather shoes. When my mother was a kid all she wanted was patent leather shoes, but they could not afford them, so my sister and I always had them.