A Glimpse into Christmas' Past
Glimpse into Christmas' Past
Last update: 12/31/2006

*** 1954 ***
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Bob and Ron meet with Santa.
Look closely to see that:
1) Santa is wired
2) Ron had a zipper problem
3) Bob is playing with his fingers
 


*** 1956 ***
  1956_Valorie_and_Santa
Valorie meets Santa.
 


*** 1974 ***
  1974_Christmas
Crazy (spooky) Christmas picture with Bob wearing an old man mask, Ron with a funky hairdoo, dad belting out "Merry Christmas...", and mom with an expression that says, "I can't believe we're taking a picture of all of this!"
 


*** 1975 ***
1975 dec 25 angel ted & tommy
Ted holds Angel and Thomas as they visit Elsie Cowan in her apartment in Seattle.
1975_tommys first christmas
Thomas' first Christmas.
 


*** 1980 ***
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Anne, Paul and Scott
1980_12_24_Kim_Nickki_Valorie_Anne
Kim, Nickki, Valorie and Anne. Scott is making mischief in the background.
 


*** 1981 ***
1981 december tom paul anne & betts kids
Group photo. Left to right, Scott, Paul, Angel (holding Nickki), Thomas (holding Anne) and Sarah.
1981_12_25_Anne_Zimmerman
Anne Zimmerman gets in for a closeup picture.
1981_12_25_Bill_and_Paul_Zimmerman
Dad and Paul drive the minature car.
1981_12_25_Bob_and_Paul_in_motorized_car
Bob and Paul have their turn in the car.
1981_12_25_Lola_and_Anne_Zimmerman
Lola holding Anne.
1981_12_25_Ron_Thomas_Paul_Zimmerman
Ron takes Paul for a spin.
1981_12_25_Thomas_driving_motorized_car
Thomas goes gets ready for his first drive as Paul puts his life on the line.
1981_12_25_Valorie_driving_motorized_car
Valorie displays her driving skill.
1981_12_25_Valorie_Thomas_Paul
Thomas toots a horn as Valorie whips round-and-round the Herbfarm driveway.


*** 1982 ***
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Thomas, Paul and Anne pose for a Christmas picture at the cabin. The picture appeared in the 1982 Herbfarm catalog.
 


*** 1989 ***
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Group photo minus Thomas, Anne and Valorie.
 


*** 1991 ***
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Angel and Anne.
 


*** 1992 ***
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Nickki displays a few of her Christmas gifts.
 


*** 1997 ***
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Anne poses with lights around her head.
1997_12_12 outside lights.jpg
The house with Christmas lights.
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Anne puts up the Christmas lights.
1997_12_25 Anne as Santa.JPG
Anne plays Santa.
1997-12-25 Anne Valorie and baseball.JPG
Valorie and Anne.
1997-12-25 Thomas and Valorie
Valorie with Thomas making mischief in the background.
  Anne, Paul and Thomas
Anne, Paul and Thomas.
 


*** 1998 ***
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Anne and Valorie.
 


*** 1999 ***
Group photo
Group photo
Paul and Anne
Paul and Anne
Christmas dinner group photo
Christmas dinner at Ron and Carries


*** 2000 ***
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Thomas, Paul and Anne
2000-12-25_valorie_anne.jpg
Valorie and Anne.
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Thomas, Paul and Anne


*** 2001 ***
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Bob holding Christmas lights.
2001-12-24_Debra_opens_gift.jpg
Debra opens a Christmas gift.
2001-12-24_Paul_kissing_Tara.jpg
Paul kissing Tara.
  2001-12-25_Dinner_Invitation.jpg
Dinner at Ron and Carrie's house in Preston.
 


*** 2002 ***
Christmas tree and gifts
Christmas at the Herbfarm Restaurant
Fancy dinner setting
Dinner table setting at Herbfarm
Valorie decorated in ribbons
Valorie decorated in ribbons
Bob with a duck on his head
Bob caught with a duck on his head
Anne uses her new digital camera
Anne uses her new digital camera
Ted opens a present
Ted opens a present
Paul and Tara
Paul and Tara
Paul checks his camera as Ted looks on
Paul checks his camera as Ted looks on
Playing with Nerf pens
Everyone plays with their Nerf pens
Lola Zimmerman
Lola Zimmerman
Thomas opens wine as Paul checks his pictures
Thomas opens wine as Paul checks his pictures


*** 2003 ***
Kaylie Austin and Hayden on Christmas Eve
Kaylie Austin and Hayden on Christmas Eve
Searching for an elusive present
Paul, as Santa's helper, searches for an elusive present
Nickki holding Hayden
Nickki helps Kayden enjoy the Christmas festivities
The Christmas tree at Ron and Carries
The Christmas tree at Ron and Carries
Ron cooking one of the Christmas dinner courses
Ron cooking one of the Christmas dinner courses.
Jason, Thomas, Carrie and Ron prepare the main course
Jason, Thomas, Carrie and Ron prepare the main course.


*** 2004 ***
Opening gifts on Christmas Eve
Opening gifts on Christmas Eve
Nickki and Cohen
Nicki holds Cohen, as he experiences his first Christmas eve
Anne and Thomas
Anne and Thomas
Paul, Tara and Anne
Paul, Tara and Anne
Christmas dinner at Ron and Carrie's house
Christmas dinner at Ron and Carrie's house
Carrie sits among the pretty Christmas decorations
Carrie sits among the pretty Christmas decorations

 
*** 2005 ***
Extended Betts Family
A group picture of the extended Betts family, who gathered at Nickki & Justin's house on Christmas eve.
Natasia and Colin on Christmas eve
Natasia and Colin exchanged Christmas presents.
Aaron, Teanne and Angel
Angel shared Christmas eve, along with her boyfriend Aaron, and his daughter Teanne.
Anne in reflection taking a picture of an Orchid
Anne on Christmas day, taking a picture of a beautiful orchid at Ron & Carrie's house.
Christmas dinner at Ron and Carrie's house
A beautifully-set Christmas dinner table at Ron & Carries.
Bob tries to open Anne and Jason's gift
Ron snapped this picture of me trying to open a well-taped present from Anne and Jason.
Kaylie with Santa
Kaylie and Santa.
Austin and Santa
Austin and Santa.
Austin and Santa
Austin and Santa.
Cohen with Santa
Cohen and Santa.
   

 
*** 2006 ***

Advent calendar with a treat for each day. I used this as our Christmas money tree by adding cash to each box and letting everyone choose a box on Christmas eve.
Kim with Christmas lights on head
Kim wears a crown of lights.



Bob strings Christmas lights
I like this photo of the LCD Christmas lights.

Avonleah & Cohen
Avonleah and Cohen enjoyed their time on Christmas eve.
Woogie & Kaylie
Woogie and Kaylie just had to make crazy faces.
Cohen
Cohen opens a gift from Santa.
Scott, Avonleah and Kayrena
Scott, Avonleah and Kayrena
Thomas and Anne
Thomas and Anne
Valorie and Anne
Valorie and Anne

 
*** 2007 ***

Paul and Oscar wearing Santa hats.
Avonheah with Santa
Avonleah with Santa.



Colin and Jamie exchange gifts.
Colin and Jamie exchange gifts.

Colin, Natasia and Jamie
Natasia opens a gift from Colin while Jamie watches.
Valorie holds little Oscar.
Valorie holds little Oscar..
Eddye and Oscar.
Eddye and Oscar.
Thomas and Andy
Thomas and Andy on Christmas Eve.
   
 

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