Saturday, December 19, 2015

Booth House Christmas

Booth House 
The home my Maternal Grandparents lived in from the 1940's-1965.
Before they bought their little home and aluminum Christmas Tree
 I showed you a couple of weeks ago.

It is owned now by Eastern IL University
My Grandparents lived on one side and Miss Mary Josephine Booth lived on the other.

My Maternal Grandparents returned to Charleston in 1939.
Unlike my Paternal Grandparents they did not take as many pictures until my brother and I came along.
My Mom circa 1944 in front of Booth House.


1957 is the oldest picture I have
Before I was born and my brothers first Christmas.

Christmas time 1959
My Dad and Maternal Great Grandfather celebrating their birthdays the same date
December 19th.
My sweet Grandmother has her Christmas pin on.
Do you see the twins??
it was my first Christmas
My Great Grandfather Andrew Jackson Snyder

1960 look at all the wrapping paper remnant's!
my Raggedy Andy Doll
4 generation picture


my brother was 4 and I can see he has his Sunday School pin on his little jacket.


this was so cool, it had running water. I look happy then, but I hate washing dishes now!
1962
so grateful for the pictures of my brother and I together
1963
I did not show the picture where I am on my brothers rt.
so yes the gun was pointed at my head accidentally.

1963
luckily I have all the things on the book cases.
Especially the Santa.

1964


1964 the last year at Booth House
My cowgirl outfit!
My Barbie car!
and hey Mark got a train.
Memories of my first Christmas's
The house is not a home now, but it was a place of warmth, love and happiness at one time.
Hope you enjoy the flashback pictures.

10 comments:

Susie said...

Ann, I always love seeing your pictures. You sure have some good ones. My family never owned a camera , so there's very few pictures of my siblings and me. Or even our parents. Blessings to you and your loved ones for a glorious Christmas, xoxo,Susie

genie said...

These photos could easily have been ones from my life in Palm Beach. The one that really brought back memories of times of old was the one with the info written at the top. I would say half of my vintage photos have that important shorthand at the top. Loved see you as a child. One of these day I need to do a flashback of me. My sister was 12 years older so I have few of us together. Thanks for sharing, Ann. g

Paulette said...

Joyous Christmas memories!

ann said...

Such wonderful memories and now so nicely preserved here on the blog and I would image that you have many family members who are glad that you have posted them. Merry Christmas to you, Ann.

September Violets said...

These are wonderful keepsakes of happy times gone by. Such fun to have a little glimpse into these days. I will have to take more photos of my kids on Christmas Day so they too will have special memories. Merry Christmas Ann!
Wendy

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Another wonderful post Ann! How great is it that you have 4 generation photos. Oh my, I had a very similar cowgirl outfit as a Christmas gift one year...I'm feeling deja vu here, lol.

Have a Merry & Blessed Christmas! Hugs, Pam

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann, thanks for sharing more of your precious family photos and memories with us, I always enjoy them. Striking quite a pose there in your cowgirl outfit, so very cute!
Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Christmas!
Gina

Katie Clooney said...

These pics are precious! Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a wonderful holiday, Ann.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I simply love seeing your family pictures
I really think the picture of you and your brother with your arms on each others shoulders is the most precious of them all.

Happy New Year

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