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This photo was taken 1966 in Slatington, PA, at the home of my grandmother. On Christmas day we would gather for gifts and dinner. Of course the special feature of this photo is one of the more memorable gifts, the board game Camp Granada. Note the ornaments on the tree, not the traditional glass balls and lights, but church symbols which I believe were called Chrismons. My father took this photo, which was processed into a slide. The slide along with thousands of others sat in its case for years at the back of the coat closet. Just last year dad had them digitally transposed. What a gift. View full size.