Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas 1957

All the little girls in this video are me. The boys are my older brother Richard, and my younger one, John ...when my parents just had 3 kids.
We were just a simple little family back in 1957.

Little did they know they would have FIVE more children.

Years ago my Dad had our reel to reels put on a VHS. Apparently he let the company choose the music.

There are some Christmas Eve sleeping shots, and then Christmas morning waking up. Sorry, it's not in order, and it may be 2-3 Christmases because I can't imagine we had that many different outfits. 


Whitney Jay said...

This is my favorite video you have ever posted! I love the part towards the end when the camera first shines on my dad and how happy his little face is, and then you in your crib and how happy your face is. It is so sweet. Thank you so much for posting this. And grandma gaynor was so chic!

Raven said...

This is awesome!!! Merry Christmas!

Nate and Julie said...

I love it! That was so much fun to watch! I'm going to call my dad and make sure he watched this. Thankss for sharing!

McKenna Heasley said...

I love your Mom's dress! And seeing you as a little girl. How fun! Also, I swear Richard still looks the exact same! How neat that you have these videos!

Anonymous said...

In a couple of the shots, you remind me of Tea! So much! I loved the warmth that shine through in these films. Your mom seemed gentle and affectionate with you kids. I loved seeing that.

Eileen said...

Such a sweet post! I love it!

And I think your brother Richard looks just like your Dad, you look a little like your Dad, but much more like your Mom.

These videos remind me of my own childhood Christmases, and it looks like the bright lights bothered your eyes as much as they did mine!

Did you not like getting dressed up? You looked like you were fussing a little when your Mom tried to help you get dressed!

This was wonderful! I really enjoyed it. Such a happy, loving family. You must have many cherished memories.
Love and Prayers,

Ammy said...

I loved this Jill!!! You look a lot like Tea! I loved your cute little dress.

grandmapeg said...

I will try again to comment on this. I can see where you get your good looks from. Your mom is so pretty and your dad is very handsome. I loved seeing this glimpse of you when you were that small. So, so cute!! And I love and miss those icicles on the trees!

Connie said...

What a treasure! Brings back some of my own fond memories.

Sue said...

I was five years old back then. What wonderful memories!

And little Tea looks like you!!


Ann said...

ya... little Tea looks like you Grandma Honey..