I recently rediscovered the photo album my parents put together to remember the first two years of my life. Since I was born 11 days before Christmas, I thought I might find some things to document how we spent the holidays. We came from a 'mixed' marriage - Dad was Jewish and Mom was Christian - but we were raised Jewish. I do remember Mom saying that she never wanted to take Santa Claus away from her kids so we became the envy of the neighborhood as we celebrated Hannukah and Christmas - SCORE!
So here we are at what Dad wrote in the album 'Debi's first Christmas'. I guess he didn't count the year of my birth since I was a newborn but this is technically my second Christmas. Aren't we cute?
|Carolyn and Deborah Levy|
And the following year may have been the first year Dad took a photo to put on the holiday card. I found several different poses from 1956 but thought this one was the best.
|Deborah and Carolyn Levy|
It looks like the same Santa! And I think those stockings are the same ones we used every year. I'll bet at some point we run across those at Mom's house.
My sister and I live in different states now and don't get a chance to see each other very often. But when we do, it takes me back to those early days when we spent every day together. I just wish my memory was better so that I could actually remember some of the details! And Doug, sorry you're not in these photos but you weren't born yet :-)
Merry Christmas - enjoy the past along with the presents!