From my house to yours:
a very Merry Christmas to my family, friends, and blog readers!
|Fred and Julie Belair on their wedding day, 1926.|
|Fred with his children on his 100th birthday, 1989.|
|Michael, about 1967.|
|Yvonne and Raymond (on the roof) of their camper, 1980.|
|Maurice, Jacqueline and Raymond near Crescent City, California, 1980.|
|Circus Circus clown sign at night, Las Vegas, 1980.|
|Maurice (right) and Raymond (centre) with Alice in Wonderland characters at Disneyland, 1980.|
|Maurice and Jacqueline overlooking Hollywood, 1980.|
|Yvonne with Santa, 1963.|
|Yvonne with Santa, 1964.|
|My paternal grandparents (far left) with their children |
and spouses, Christmas, about 1957.
|My Laneville cousins, about 1961.|
|My Aunt Joan and Uncle Andy, their son André, |
and (right) my Dad, Christmas, 1967.
|Nicholas (center) and students with their Sai.|
|Nicholas executing a high block.|
|Nicholas with his Bo.|
"Examine your collection of family photos. Upload your favorite image to your blog and share it with your readers. Answer the “who, what, when, where and why” of the photo, then explain why it is your favorite."My take on this idea is that I’m going to upload favorite photos on the first two Fridays of each month – hence the title of this post “Friday Photo”. The first week’s Friday photo will be from my side of the family and the second week’s will come from my husband’s side of the family. Since Christmas is soon upon us, I’ll showcase “Christmasy” family photos for December.
|Rideau Hall (Sept. 1918)|
|Belair Family crèche, with Patches the Cat, 2008.|
|Mom making her turkey gravy, Christmas 2006.|
|Yvonne, Christmas 1963.|
|Left to right: Mary and Mabel Tomelin and Mabel Demoskoff, about 1918-1920, |
probably in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
|George Demoskoff postcard to Demoskoff family (front)|
|George Demoskoff postcard to Demoskoff family (back)|
Hi! Bro. Bill & family
Im [sic] feeling better now
and will be staying
here another few weeks.
Oranges, grapefruit, and
lemons are growing
here almost year round
but I can’t use them
too sour for me.
Mr William Demoskoff
|Shooting the Rapids (1879)|
|Fred Belair (back, centre) with his children Maurice (back, left), Ray (back, right), |
Joan (front, left) and Darlene (front, right), 1975.
|Clara Strukoff gravemarker.|
|Clara Strukoff obituary, 1981.|
|William, Yvonne and Noel, 1997.|
|David and Marie Louise Vanasse Wedding, 1929.|
|Fred and Julie Belair gravemarker.|
|A Canadian V.A.D. Ambulance driver at the front.|
|29th Infantry Batallion advancing over "No man's Land" through the German barbed wire and heavy fire during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. [Apr. 1917]|
|Final instructions before going into battle.|
(Photo source:Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-000877.)
Canadian prisoners of war being lead through Dieppe by German soldiers. [19 Aug. 1942]
|Graves of personnel of the Edmonton Regiment killed in battle of Ortona. [7 Jan. 1944, Ortona, Italy]|
|Members of the first contingent of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) entering Hamm, Germany, 12 June 1945.|
|L/Cpl. Robert John Sobol, P.P.C.L.I. kneels at grave of Private Lloyd K. Wylie, United Nations Cemetery [25 Apr. 1951, Pusan, Korea]|