|front of the house Christmas Eve 2016|
We weren't all even spending the holiday together. Nathan and I both drove out to mom and dad's (separately) so they wouldn't be alone in new house for christmas.
First time ever i didn't spend christmas with gary. At least mom's house was decorated-amazing since she has been taking care of dad and spending a lot of time at hospital when he was there.
|dad and mom|
|dad opening gift from nathan|
|mom and dad|
I said, except for Nathan being there, this was like christmas 1963. (my first) Mom said they had no money that year. Dad's paycheck went for gas to/from work and their living expenses. grandma gave her green stamps (or the orange kind) and that is what she used to shop. I got an insulated plate and few other essentials. The grandparents gave me gifts. :)
|my first Christmas 1963|
|decor on counter-she used fabric ribbon i gave her last year|
|the stockings were hung...|
|The rest of the family Christmas Day (at keith's house)|
|Santa wall hanging. She made each of us one of these several years ago.|