The next page of the photo album shows us sitting with Santa. Although we were raised Jewish, my mother just couldn't bear to leave Santa out of our lives.
|Santa's Two Dolls |
|Santa Claus is Coming|
|Which one is Cary|
Ha! I think my dad's captions are almost as cute as the photos.
My mom used to tell me that she hated the letter I. I'm not sure what the letter I ever did to her but this spelling of my name, Debbe, must have been her attempt to wipe it out of our lives. She must have been crushed when I changed the spelling to Debi in about the 7th grade.
And then came my sister's birthday in April, 1957, along with a friend, Doug Montgomery.
|Doug Montgomery's Party|
Oh boy, look at that TV!
|A helper with the candles|
|A big grin|
WAIT - what? It looks like I'm opening the present while my sister, the birthday girl, looks on. Was I one of THOSE kids?
And on to another Christmas.
In other news, I was able to confirm where the photo of my parents at Comstock Bonanza (from part 1) was taken.
I wrote to the Virginia City Tourism Commission and asked about the photo and received this reply.
Yes, this was in Virginia City, the tour was of the old Occidental Mine off State Route 341 two miles off C Street, our main drag. This was the first mine tour that we know of in Virginia City. It was bought by a private citizen and opened up in the early 1950s.
And the she asked ME if I had any more photos! You just never know what you have that might be of interest to others.