December 13, 1973; I would guess this was taken just before the Sunday School Christmas concert.
The usual blue velvet dresses are missing, but this is the 1970's when fashions changed.
Marlene, Loretta, Marie, Leona.
Little Marie sitting by all the pretty packages!
My helping Marie open a gift.
Oh what excitement we had on Christmas Eve. There's our Dad sitting on the floor with all of us, and the family budgie on a TV tray in the middle of all the frenzy.
Marie putting up her Christmas stocking.
Christmas morning, Dec 25, 1973.
We opened our gifts on Christmas Eve, which is what my Mom's family had always done, being German, and then we had the added excitement of little gifts in our stockings.