Monday, December 23, 2019

The Ghosts of Christmas Past.


There were five siblings in 1957. From left to right:

Gary, one year younger than me. Died 2010
David, six years younger than me. He will be retiring in just a few days.
Randy, two years younger than me. Died 1970
Becky, four years younger than me. In a nursing home after the effects of a stroke.
Me, ten years old. Retired and writing this blog.

            Merry Christmas to all.

28 comments:

  1. Our siblings know us best and are our first friends (and sometimes enemies). I am so sorry for your loss of your brothers. That picture must mean so much to you.

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  2. This post tugs at my eartstrings. I wish you a happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year. I can't dwell on Christmases past or I will spend the day weeping. May all your Christmases be bright.

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  3. I think some of most memorable and meaningful blogs I read are those that share pictures of family. Whether current or of years past. Your brothers and sister - beautiful budding blossoms on your tree. And one in full bloom with a beautiful smile.
    May you have a happy Christmas too.

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  4. It was incredibly satisfying to see this picture of you and your siblings at Christmas in 1957. Beautiful children. I, too, have lost 2 younger brothers in adulthood.

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    1. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you have lots of happy memories. There are two younger siblings who are still alive and kicking. This was just a very special picture to me.

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  5. What a sweet picture of you and your siblings! Sad that two have already passed on and so young. I hope it is a nice Christmas for you and yours!

    betty

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  6. Lovely, but sad mamories. Have a good Christmas Diane

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    1. Some have worse memories. And we were lucky to be alive after this picture. We went out of town to our grandmother's house for a vacation right after this picture was taken. Our house burned to the ground that night.

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  7. A wonderful picture to have. Have a Merry Christmas.

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    1. As I keep saying it is a favorite. Merry Christmas.

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  8. I was glad to read in the comments, Emma, that this was a happy Christmas memory for you. Thanks for sharing it with us. Merry 🎄Christmas to you and your family and all the best for the coming New Year.

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  9. I love the pictures of our past. You looked like you could run the show :)
    Merry Christmas.

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    1. Being the oldest I very often ran the show. I still tend to take charge of things. It is something I try to fight.

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  10. Good memories standing together makes for the best Christmas. I bet you ran the show!

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  11. Regarding Gary, I still enjoyed stuffed animals at age nine (my favorite was a homemade "pajama dog"), but I wouldn't have wanted other boys to know.

    A Happy New Year to you too.

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    1. A lot of other boys that age got stuffed animals that year. I guess the two of you were not alone.

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  12. Oh thank you for this lovely post dear Emma !

    this is such a treasured image ,i know how precious is for you my friend!

    you were eldest of all your siblings and survived so beautifully i can see that :)
    i think family is our root and staying connected to our root makes us fulfilled and strong always
    hugs!
    hope you had wonderful Ch

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    1. My Christmas was wonderful. Yes family is the most important thing.

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  14. I think some of the most memorable and meaningful blogs I've read are blogs that share family photos. Both current and past years. Your siblings-beautiful flower buds on the tree. A blooming beautiful smile.
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