Merry Christmas, 2013

Our parents loved to take photos of their four daughters, especially at Christmastime. The traditional Christmas photo in front of the tree is scattered in our old picture collections.

In this one, I got to hold the new baby, our youngest sister. I remember feeling so special that I was the one to hold her for this picture. You can see a much bigger smile on my face than usual. Normally I just stared at the camera with big eyes as though to say, “Huh? Really?”

Here we are as teens/young adults. My sister set the picture in front of a pie made especially for our recent Christmas gathering. Can you guess which one is me?

And so this weekend when we all gathered in Minnesota for a sister reunion, we of course had to recreate the Jones Girl Christmas photo:

Leaving to go home is tough. I sure love my sisters! And I’ll miss them until next time we can all get together again.

Merry Christmas to all of you, my dear friends, as you celebrate the season with your loved ones. Until next year!

5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, 2013

  1. Arlee Bird

    Great pics. The childhood one is such a classic of the era. I should get my sibs to pose a la some old photo. If I can find a photo where we’re all together.

    Merry Christmas!

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out


    I love this, Karen!!! I mentioned on FB that I recall Julie’s skirt!

    It looks as if you had a special, special time!!! Merry Christmas, Karen!!!

  3. Hilary

    Hi Karen – what a great range of photos .. wonderful that you were the one holding your baby sister! And yes I can see you in that young face!! Happy Christmas indeed – and despite the snow you managed to spend some time at a sisterly reunion .. I hope the next one is reasonably soon for you ..

    Cheers and enjoy the pre Christmas preparations with all your brood! See you when we see you .. Hilary


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