Here we see my childhood home at Thanksgiving, 1974, when I was ten years old. That’s my grandpa at the head of the table, Grandma to the right. Next to her is my aunt, and then me (who seems to be looking at my dad with great amusement — which he doesn’t seem to share. He looks much more interested in the food). Across from me is my sister, who must be “in on” my joke, then a cousin and his parents. Mom must be taking the picture.
I notice the spiffy turkey centerpiece, which looks like it’s fashioned from a pineapple. Also that 1970s staple, a calendar towel, hanging on the wall, beneath artwork of mine or my sister’s. Next to that are two plates, which my sister and I designed as a keepsake project in kindergarten.
Photo details really help place a scene, don’t they? Like the paneled wall that you don’t see often anymore, and the 70s print of the drapes. I don’t have any memories of this particular Thanksgiving, but this photo does evoke an era.
How about you? Any childhood Thanksgiving memories to share?