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Lawn King: 1958

Lawn King: 1958

Circa 1958, somewhere in Pennsylvania. The Young Man and the Tree. And the Lawn Furniture. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

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No Handprints Allowed

No plastic (clear vinyl?) on the couches, but we'll have no dirty handprints around the light switch by the front door!

My guess

I'm thinking he got a new pair of cufflinks for his French cuffs and possibly unopened, some more "itchy church pants".

Just what he wanted

Looks like he got the new iPhone he asked for.

Young Pioneer

Is this young man the father of texting, or is he playing the first video game never recorded? Merry Christmas to all. These pictures do bring back so many fond memories.

More Angel Chimes

I noticed the chimes right off. When I was a child my late mother had the same chime. During the Christmas holidays it sat on the dining room table. At dinner she lit the little candles and we would eat to the music of the spheres. Thanks for the memory and Merry Christmas to all.

Angel Chimes

Yes, tterrace, it just wouldn't be Christmas without the gentle sound of tinkling bells from this perennial favorite, originally made in Gefle, Sweden by Anderson & Boberg. The factory has moved to Turkey, but cheap knockoffs are coming from...wait for it...CHINA!

Lawn King

and notice it's All-Luminum, none of that aluminum stuff.

Candle carousel

At the upper left. At the exact moment this photo was taken, an exact duplicate of this was in place with other traditional tterrace family Christmas objets out here on the West Coast. Unfortunately, there's no photo of it but in a blurry black-and-white. It seems to have been a popular item, and variations of it are still being produced. Here's a shot I found of a vintage version just like ours.

Not me

It's the right era/age and right location, but I don't think that's our tree from 1958. (And if it were, my 4 month old brother would probably also be in the photo.)

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