Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A lovely color photo card showing Kristina Klein sitting in front of the fireplace, holding a wrapped package. The Santa is fat, the colors are lovely. On the back is a note: Hi Aunt Rita, Thought you might like to see what a mischievous one Mother’s latest grandchild has become. About 30 seconds after this …

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The small picture shows Kathy & Karen in front of a different fireplace this time. The printed card features someone pulling a tree and a child on a sled. The front of the card is signed “Fred, Isobel, Kathy & Karen.” The back features a nice note: Our very best to Jennie D & Randy …

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Kristina Klein is sweet and warm in her footed pajamas. She looks to be about 2 or 3 years old, and is seated by the hearth with pretty wrapped packages, ready to celebrate Christmas. The sentiment is Merry Christmas and a happy new year! signed by John, Linda & Kristina Klein. I’m guessing 1960s on …

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While this photograph doesn’t show any signs of Christmas or other winter holidays, it is good enough to have been featured on a Christmas card. There is a girl, a boy, and a dog, all in front of a nice roaring fire. I am taking a guess at the names. One is Verne, clearly, but …

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This little guy named Dale is in his creepers, showing off his stocking and looking back to Mama or Papa. The fire is lit in the fireplace, there is a candle on the mantle…the scene is well set for the arrival of Santa Claus. The family was signed as Dorothy, Norm and Dale.