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miscellaneous subject that any member wants to share.
|Member's Birthdays and Anniversaries
Don Cawthra--Anniversary (with Pat)--8/29/64.
Lois Gollwitzer Dixon--Birthdate--11/15/42. Anniversary (with
Carole Reimers Dyson--Birthdate--7/24/42.
Linda Greulich Eagleeye--Birthdate--1/5/43. Anniversary (with Russ)--10/19/63.
Sandra Franz Fiske--Birthdate--6/7/42. Anniversary (with
Marge Kennish Krach--Birthdaate--9/?/17.
Nancy Haynes Pardue--Birthdate--6/20/42.
Barb Augustine Veres--Birthdate--12/29/42. Anniversary--4/29/67.
|Photos from Don: Jan,
neighbor, Don and Bob Cawthra
||Parents--Dorothy & Frank Cawthra--25th
||Don, Geri and friend, Pat, Dorothy
||1972--Geri and Mark
||1971--Jan, Ron, John,Jim, Jeff,
Christi--Xmas card of the Gundermans
Photos from Linda: of
her grandson, Jack
|Photos from left to right: Jack,
Jack and Laura(Linda's daughter) Ron(Laura's father-in-law,
James(Laura's Husband), James's uncle and an unhappy Jack, Jack and
Zachary(3 1/2 months)
|From Lois: Pictures of
"Cutie-Patutie" Zach and Matt's football picture.
Audrey and Lois
|Lois's Early Christmas Memories:
When I was a toddler, my parents waited until I was asleep on Christmas
Eve to trim the tree, so that I would be surprised in the morning by the
glowing lights and shiny decorations. Christmas stockings were
filled with oranges and walnuts. My first Christmas on W. 97
St.(1948) was very special. When we moved from Vega Ave., my
parents took in a kindergarten classmate of mine, Audrey, as a foster
child. Audrey's mother was very poor and allowed Audrey to live
with us for several months. She and I asked Santa Claus for doll
buggies and new dolls. On Christmas morning, there were lots of
presents under the tree for Audrey and me, but Audrey sadly said,
"Santa forgot the doll buggies." Surprise! The
doll buggies were upstairs by Aunt Erma & Uncle Karl's Christmas
tree! We were two very happy little girls that Christmas.
Lois's pictures (left to right)
Gollwitzer Christmas, 1957.
||Sandy's Christmas Thoughts: The
picture on the left is Liam and his dog, Dunkin. I found the image
and just couldn't resist substituting the faces! I looked thru all
of my photo albums and don't have any Christmas pictures from when I was
a child--Kim and Jana divided all my photo albums years ago, so I don't
have many pictures of the past. My Christmas this year will be so
special. I'm go to Kim's house for Christmas with Kim, Liam
and Mark and Jana, Bob, Calvin and Shelby are driving down from DC to
spend Christmas with us. This will be the very first Christmas
that me, my daughters and their families will be together for
Christmas. I'm sure I'll have pictures to post when I get back!
||Joy's Christmas Memories: We
always had an artificial Christmas tree-a fact that I deeply regretted
in my youth. Looking back on it now, however, brings many fond
memories. My mom kept all of the silly things my brother and I
made as presents in school and displayed them each year, including a
clamshell I painted with a Christmas scene (purportedly an ashtray) for
my father. Also, we had a wonderful nativity scene which was
placed under the tree. It is mine now. The pieces were
purchased in the five and dime, and some still bear price tags on the
bottom. I believe the most expensive is perhaps 50 cents, and some
of the paint is flaking from the robes of the wise men, but I consider
the set to be one of my Christmas treasures. We took the street
car downtown to view the Christmas decorations (my favorite being the
Sterling Linder tree), but "my" Santa Claus was the lone man
in the red suit located in the basement of Fries & Schueles on West
25th Street. This Santa had no elves, and no fine
surroundings--just a single chair on a very small platform, but I
revered him because every year he came through for me. In fact, it
was my parents and godparents who treated me so well, although it took
me a long time to realize that. Another fond Christmas memory was
dressing up and going with my "Nana" to her company Christmas
party. She worked for Mrs. Wagner's Baking Co.; and I loved
attending the party, not just for the goodies I received, but also for
the grown-up feeling it gave me.
|Above is Lois's
Christmas letter for 2001---Great job, Lois!