Photos of Christmas past

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It’s the day AFTER Christmas, we ate, we drank, we exchanged presents and good wishes, and now, most of us are left with the clean-up.

It’s my duty to give you a valid excuse to sit down, put your feet up and reminisces about old Christmases. Here are a few of mine.

That’s the cover from an old (vinyl) album from 1963. It’s a collection of Christmas songs from around the world. “Jingle Bells” is the only one in English.


Next comes the photo of my grandfather, in uniform. First world war, the back of the photo says Ravenna (small Italian town) and the date. Christmas day 1917, in my grandfather’s elegant handwriting. He sent the photo to my grandmother.

As time went by, pictures were now in color and that’s me, all smiles in my very first home, purchased all on my own as I was once again; SINGLE. (Southern California).

And the last one shows the Christmas tree on Rockefeller center. I took the picture in the year 2000.

Wishing all of you, dear friends a prosperous and healthy 2018!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us and telling us a little about your history!

    Sandy Bartles

  2. Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa,Happy Boxing Day fand Happy
    Y New Year my dear rom the frigid (-2F) North. Isn’t it fun to find and share old pictures.

  3. Those pictures are fantastic! Especially the one of your grandfather & the envelope he sent to your grandma. You & your sons are gorgeous. May you enjoy a prosperous New Year in all areas of your life. :-)

  4. Please, would you post more? A lot of people have no idea how others communicated in the past. All my parents’ photos of their parents & grandparents are not available to me. Thank you so much!

    1. I’ll try. This one was pure luck. I have very old pics, but don’t know who the people in it are because those who knew are gone…and the last thing I was to do is upset some distant relatives.

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