I am going to take a bit of a detour on this blog….and do another genealogy post…..this is the only photo of have of anyone in my family in this time era at Christmas and I really wanted to share it! ( Thank you Joan)
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 house. ( we think) They were Zachrias and Mary Severson. Socky is just 7 years old…. I wish I could see more of these! Even the ceiling is wallpapered…I would love to have been able to see what the whole house was like. My grandmother tore this house down when her father passed. Her and my grandfather built a new home on the land.
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. I love the popcorn strings on the tree too….I wish we could get a better look! :)
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to still have these great vintage toys? Look at that barn….and the wagon and horses, they sure look like they are iron. And what 7 year old wouldn’t have loved a drum?
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! And he loved talking about the history of our family. I just wish I had been interested in the family genealogy 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…:)