Sunday, December 8, 2013
My brother Brian and I holding our homemade lamb and horse (made from an old wool coat), wearing our handmade robes……a super long time ago! (Brian died in 2002.) My Mom could make anything and did….including my Dad’s suits. We never called our parents by their first names, so I was surprised to notice the stockings.
My parents bought this house when I was one, in 1947 (I was told later that the house was at least 75 years old then) and if you look close you will see some very large design floral wallpaper in the background of this picture. I do love that Persian style carpet, though. Don’t I look like Princess Lea from Star Wars in that hairdo ?
This home was right in the heart of the University District (near the U of W) in Seattle. When I grew up it was a small tight family neighborhood where kids could walk and play anywhere….’as long as you are home by dinner’! The neighborhood consisted of a few small families, single older folks, a famous local artist and some college students. I look back on those times and really can’t believe the freedom we all had at those young ages. Never happen today!
What was your neighborhood like when you were little? What are your childhood Christmas memories?