Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Victorian Christmas


I have no photos of my parents as children at Christmas, in fact I have no baby photos of my Mom at all….my grandparents were too poor to have any real photos of any of their children as babies.  It makes me sad as the maternal grandparents were very well off….but such is life.

My Dad’s Dad was a Barber…enough said about their income….but I do own a few of him as a baby, just not at the holidays.

This is a photo of Severin “Socky” Westlund at Christmas in 1915.  This was taken at my great grandparents hose.  They were Zachrias and Mary Severson.  Socky is just 7 years old…. I wish I could see more of these!

Socky 1915

I just love the walls and that photo on the wall….wonder where that ended up?  His toys are behind him and he looks way too serious for a boy of 7. 

Socky 1915 - Copy

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to still have these great vintage toys?

I remember Socky very well and with a lot of  love, he was a wonderful, kind, soft spoken man with a great sense of humor!  I just wish I had been interested in the family before he passed….again, if you have family members that you can talk to…do it!!!!!  You only get that chance  for those wonderful stories and tidbits while they are with us…

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight…as Santa would say…:)



1 comment:

  1. Sandy, what a wonderful photo...I rather miss silver tinsel on the trees.