Friday, December 23, 2022

Old Photo

Sixty years ago my family attended Christmas parties at the police department where my dad worked. They were fun affairs with presents for kids, drinks for adults and an appearance by Santa Claus. I just found this picture; it shows my father holding my brother Richard (bottom right-hand corner). 

I'm in the picture, too; can you spot me?


  1. My brain keeps going to the little girls - I bet you really wanted to wear a festive velvet dress, Ally! But I think you're in the front row, in the blazer and tie, kneeling on the floor near the guy with the glass. Am I right? I based it on the blazer/tie your brother is wearing, figuring you'd be in a similar outfit.

    1. Oh, my God, yes. I was aching to wear those dresses! And yes you picked me out correctly. Gold Star for Sheila! Merry Christmas, my dear friend.

  2. I was thinking the same, but Sheila beat me to the gold star! Great time capsule of a photo anyway! xxx

  3. I looked for your sweet smiling face! Even back then you had a stylish personality that beamed through a crowd. ;)

  4. I think you are the one kneeling up in the smart blazer as that one looks most like your brother!x