Christmas Day 2000 With Family

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson

Christmas Day And Dinner With The Chartiers, Linds, Porters

Winter In California Is Rough!  Beer Is Not Quite Cold Enough!

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Alyce enjoys a swin in the dead of California winter

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Pete enjoys a beer to cool off on this winter day / Lounging around reading the newspaper

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Ralph Chartier and Eddie enjoy the hot tub!

What Is In The Glass Alyce?

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Soft drinks for sue. Alyce enjoys a beverage

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The table is getting ready

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The table is ready and Diane is working up a storm in the kitchen

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Roasted asparagus... Our favorite

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Otis is getting hungary

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The kitchen is a hot bed of activity

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Kat and Edith watch the activities

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Eddie show his muscles... We do NOT know where they finally showed up?

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Pete takes care of the girls

Hot Rodders...

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Lookout... The hot rodders are here

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Grandpa assists and Jeanette snaps pictures

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Grandpa Ralph assist the kids

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Food is getting ready... Everyone is in the kitchen

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Alyce and Eddie in the kitchen and Pat and Hannah play with Flower

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Mr. Meat Man at work

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Mitch is in the Kitchen... A normal pose for him!

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The long long table

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The table is full so dinner must be served... Dave is ready

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Cassie, Jackie and Lisa study the dolls

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Mitch and Grandma try and figure out a puzzlement

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Dessert anyone.... Duh!

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Paul and Sue open a present

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Edith, Kat and Otis look on as presents are exchanged

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Jeanette and Mitch study something

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Pete and Paul are reading something and Pete decorates grandpa

Clowning Around As Usual

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Oh oh... What does it say?? 
It starts with "... When starting this unit, the train may come off the track..."

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Edith and Kat share with Cassie

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Eddie and Flower relax

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Laurie brought over a mechanical horse

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Diane and Pat study the candies

Edith And Kat Never Missed A Christmas

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Edith Parchman and Kathryn (Kat) Robinson always joined us for Christmas

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Jackie and Lisa played together for years

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Cherries for dessert.... Yumm

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We could not keep Lisa out of the cherries

Old Decorations Bring Back Memories

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Mom's wine bottle decorations are about 40 years old now

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Mom Liles (Georgia) made thses in the early 1960's our of wine bottles and junk jewlery

Marines To The Rescue...  Bedtime Stories Provided Upon Demand

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Our favorite picture of Pete Chartier... Reading to the girls. Big tough Marines are really nice guys

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Kids are asleep so it is time for the adults

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Second round of desserts

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No no no!  More food??? Jon is kibitzing in the background

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David is as full as a tick

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The day is gone, all are well... Another successful Christmas

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