Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday School Christmas Programs

Do you remember Sunday School Christmas programs?
Maybe your church still has them.
Being a paper packrat, I thought I'd begin to scan in some of what I've kept all these years.
Of course, my parents are the Big Packrats, so I've inherited some interesting stuff!
This Christmas program leaflet is from 1956!
If you click on the photos, you will be able to see details.
There were no computers in those days, so the programs were typed first, then sent to a printer.
I love this copy, as my Mom's name, "Susie Williams", is on the right hand side at the top.
My Mom taught me how to play the organ. She played well.
My Mom was only 23 years old when this Christmas program took place.
She was raised in the Apostolic Faith Church in Dallas OR. When she met my Canadian father, and moved to Vancouver BC, they both attended the little Apostolic Faith Church on the corner of Kingsway and Rupert. (the church with the neon sign; "Jesus, the Light of the World")
She told me that it was "sinful" to have a program on a Sunday, as it was too much work, so the program was always on a week night!
Oh, how times have changed.
You can see my Dad's handwriting half way up the right side.
He's marked "lights" near a sentence. He always manned the lights at the back of the church.
He was also an usher, as he loved to meet and talk with people.
I'll be scanning in more programs, so stay tuned.

1 comment:

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I just got to this post where you mentioned how they were typed. I used to type on a manual typewriter many years ago and that's why I commented on the typing in your previous post. It took skill. You had to hit the keys good or you'd get some letters that were lighter than others. And if you made a mistake you couldn't just back space or delete to remove it.