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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Advent Calendar Day 22 Christmas and Deceased Relatives

Advent Calendar - Day 22 is about Christmas and deceased relatives.

As a young child we did not visit the cemetery at Christmas. Growing up in Minnesota the grave stones were covered deep with snow and some of the cemetery is even closed due to road conditions.
As an adult with my parents and grandparents gone Christmas is not the same with out them.

I have been spending time these last days going through boxes of pictures and scanning them to put on http://www.ancestry.com/ and attempting to put some organization to them. That has brought a lot of smiles to my face as I look at old pictures.

Recent finds

Great Grandma Mabel Coleman Hall mother of my grandmother Alta Hall Zion

My grandpa Perry Zion with his cart full of milk cans on the way to the barn. Grandpa passed away December 21, 1958

This is my great aunt Mary. Back of picture says second adult back row. Does not tell me left or right side. I am thinking left but who knows. Probably taken in Wisconsin. I need to date picture better so I have a better idea. Mary was born in 1866 -1934

Great uncle Russell Esler taken in Mora Minnesota. I love the hat

And last is my daddy taken in Texas late 1940's with one of his many cars. He loved his cars.

Some of these relatives I was lucky to meet and some left before I was born. I love these old photos.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.


  1. Oh, I love your old photos too! Especially the top one of your great grandma by the gate. She has a very kind face. Thanks for sharing these great photos!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by. She does have a wonderful face doesn't she. I have a wonderful item that was her. It is a souvenier from the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. I will need to share it soon.