Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family Photographs - Post 34: Christmas 1954

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

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver family collection:

This is my family at Christmas 1954. From the left are my father, Frederick W. Seaver (age 43), my brother Stan Seaver (age 8), me (age 11) and my mother, Betty (Carringer) Seaver (age 35). Check out the fancy outfits - who knew that there were big collar leisure suits in 1954? I love my dad's bow-tie, too. Pretty snazzy! My mom had really red lipstick too, and looks so proud of her three guys. Little did she know that there would be four within a year.

The setting is the Lyle and Emily Carringer home at 825 Harbor View Place on Point Loma in San Diego. This is the famous "Santa Claus" fireplace - we didn't have a fireplace at our house at 2119 30th Street. I don't see the "stockings hung by the chimney with care" so the photograph may have been taken at Thanksgiving in order to send the picture of our family to the relatives in New England.

On Christmas Day, we were out on the front steps with our Davy Crockett coonskin caps and Daisy BB guns - see the photo here.

This photograph was handed down to me from my mother in the great family photograph transfer from 1988 to 2002.

1 comment:

Becky Thompson said...

Every family needs a "Great family photograph transfer!" I enjoyed your story, Randy. Thanks!