As 2013 winds down, the Daily Post weekly photo challenge is joy. This is certainly the season. During this last week of the year, I found a few minutes to check through my photos. I decided to have some fun and look at really old photos. My first 2 selections are from many, many years ago when my brother and I were little and cute and oh so joyful. These photos were taken in the first house I ever lived in. Oh how I miss those western themed drapes! And isn’t it adorable how I managed to steal the show at his birthday party?
This next photo was taken in the 60’s. My mom is in the center of the photo with her siblings. I think you can see the joy in their faces – being together as family. I remember when this photo was taken. Sadly not all of my aunts and uncles are still with us. Fondly I remember Uncle Harvey, Aunt Margaret and Uncle Harry and the huge part they played in my life.This last photo of joy makes me smile every time I look at it. My children even then were long past the age of sitting on Santa’s knee, but they had this photo taken for me. I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season – hopefully a time filled with family and friends. I am thankful for all the goodness around me, and delighted to have made friends through the world of blogging. I wish everyone health, happiness and all the best in 2014!