That's my mom on the far left. My brother John is sitting on her lap. I am second from the right in the white T-shirt with my mouth wide open. This picture was from 1974.
Here my brother and I are waking my dad on Christmas morning, 1974.
My brother John and I in bed pretending to be asleep on Christmas morning.
Daddy playing with yo-yo in the living room.
In the living room with brother John. Do we look excited? Yep!
My mom. That tree could almost qualify as a "Charlie Brown" model.
That's my grandpa Genoa with his handy/dandy pocket protector.
And this is the way the house looked yesterday.
...and the other side.
The backside of the house. My dad is in the lower right.
A shell of the same bedroom where my brother John and I woke my dad on Christmas morning so many years ago.
The Christmas tree was in front of this window where my mom stood with her blue suit, my brother and I looked so excited and my dad played with the yo-yo. Now-nothing but charred memories.
The front porch where I sat with my mom and neighborhood friends. Now-it's something from a nightmare!