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Detroit Christmas: 1947

Detroit Christmas: 1947

Ouellette family Christmas. There are many other babies behind the camera being wrangled by the older kids.
Left top: Ida Mae (whose husband Oscar is taking the picture), Fran & Kate, Pat, Bernie & Jack, Toni & Joe. Left couch are: Mrs. Cowette (Fran's Mom). Right couch arm: Norm & Mary (my grandparents) On couch: Aunt Gin, Grandma Anna, Marie, Pa. On floor: Aunt Blanche, Frank (Marie's Husband) and the baby is either Frank & Marie's son Fred or my aunt Norma. They were the same age...

We've very lucky that five of these people are still living Marie, Norm, Mary, Bernie and Pat. View full size.

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