Wednesday, December 21, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 184: Randy and Santa Claus

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I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver//Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:



This photograph was probably taken at Marston's Department Store in downtown San Diego where my grandfather worked for 55 years. This photo was probably taken in the 1947 to 1950 time frame. My guess is that my grandfather, Lyle Carringer, took this picture, although my mother may have taken it.

It looks like Santa has a good hold on me - an arm around my waist and a hand holding down my left arm. I was never scared of Santa Claus, so my smile is genuine and anticipatory. Either that, or someone made a funny face at me when the picture was snapped.

4 comments:

reh ncw said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Who knew that your current profile pic would be such a close match to Santa ;-) Merry Christmas! I hope you have the same happy expression this year!

Jill Ball said...

Cute guy - the little kid looks ok too,.

Anonymous said...

Who knew such an ugly old phart could have been such a cute little kid!
Just ribbing you! Keep up the great work!
From another ugly old phart!