David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Christmas, 1968


This photograph does require some comment! This is my grandmother, Imogene Huffman Shoemaker and her grandchildren at my house on Christmas Day, 1968. She is sitting by the Magnus Chord Organ that my mom and dad had given to her for Christmas. They were very popular back in the 1960's and 1970's. My mom still has this organ in her basement. Hanging in the window is a snowman that my mom made using paper plates! The Santa mugs on the shelf had my brothers names painted on the front. I loved them so much, I found some matching ones for my own children.
My oldest brother, Rick, has his arm in a sling due to a dislocated shoulder that he sustained while playing basketball. It became a kind of joke in the family that each year in the Christmas pictures, Rick had some type of injury. For a couple of years, it was a dislocated shoulder. One year he had a big bandage over his eye from a cut that he sustained while playing basketball. I am wearing a blonde wig that was one of my presents. Why on earth I wanted that thing, I will never know, but I thought I was "IT". I am also holding a handkerchief in my hand because on Christmas Day, I was almost always sick with some kind of cold! I guess it's appropriate that I have a picture of it. The little boy in front of me is my cousin, Kevin, and his brother, Mark is wearing the blue shirt directly behind my grandma. My brother, Brian is wearing the long sleeve yellow shirt. Okay, so this isn't so "wordless". Sorry!

3 comments:

  1. For historical accuracy: That snowman was the artistic creation of your older brother, Rick! Mom had no part in that masterpiece! For several years that snowman adorned the picture window in our home and thousands of awe-struck passers-by marveled at its beauty!

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  2. I'm so sorry! I would have sworn that mom made the snowman! But, I was only 6 years old!

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  3. I love this picture! I got an organ that looked just like this one at about the same time. My Mom still has it at her house.

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