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The camera captures me celebrating Christmas 1965 with cousin Gina. Hard to believe that (1) she now has a 30-year old kid, and (2) I actually had so much hair. I don't remember any of the stuff, but I remember that house. I had no clue what Christmas meant. We do things differently now: my daughter understands. View full size.