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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Christmas: 1955

Christmas: 1955

I think this would have been around Christmas time, 1955. The Santa sitting on the chest behind the soap box and part of the Christmas tree can be seen at the far right. This was definitely at the family farm near Blandinsville, Ill.

The teddy bear, on the left side of the couch, would growl when squeezed. I would giggle when squeezed. View full size.

The Cheer Box

The reason the Cheer box is there is that I had a fascination with them at that age. I cannot remember why.

Perhaps Mother gave me an empty one to keep me quiet and out of the way. The box smelled good and was obviously a valued item of Mother's, so it must be a real treasure. I am trying to think like a 3 year old!

Great picture of your family

Wondering why the Cheer box is there.

 
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