Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BB Guns and Coonskin Caps at Christmas 1954 -- Post 340 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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/Carringer family collection:

Christmas 1954 was one of the best Christmases ever.  We stayed overnight and celebrated Christmas at my grandparent Carringer's home on Point Loma (because it had a fireplace!).  Brother Stan and I received BB guns (Daisy air rifles) and Davy Crockett coonskin caps for Christmas.  I was 11, and Stan was 8 - just the ages of two of my grandsons now.

The picture above shows Stan (on the right) and me (on the left) wearing our coonskin caps and aiming our BB guns up the hill from the front steps of 825 Harbor View Place.  In the background are my grandfather, Lyle Carringer, my mother, Betty (Carringer) Seaver, and my father, Frederick W. Seaver.

I am pretty sure that my grandmother, Emily (Auble) Carringer took the picture!  That's probably why my grandfather has a concerned look on his face.  And probably hightailed it out of the field of fire soon after she took it.

I need to find this picture and scan it again because the resolution is so poor.  

I never was able to hit anything of consequence with this BB gun, other than window panes with errant shots, in the four or five years of trying in the back yard and down at the park.  I attribute this failure to my eyes.

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