My mom and Joan decorating the Christmas tree at their home in Cerritos, California in 1981.
My mom and Santa. See more santa pictures.
The family Christmas tree in Palos Verdes, California in the late '60s.
My mom in Palos Verdes in the mid '60s.
My mom's little Christmas tree. Notice Davy Jones on the wall.
Elsie preparing the table for Christmas dessert.
My mom and her bear on Christmas. That little rocking chair is now at our house.
Christmas dinner with my mom's sister Betty, her daughter Cheri and her husband Bob.
My mom and her step-grandfather, Mr. B, in front of their Palos Verdes home.
Vintage Christmas balls in the living room in Palos Verdes and the couch that I still dream about. My mom has the lamp and coffee table. Elsie always put her Christmas cards on the coffee table, and my grandmother continued that tradition with the table was in her home.
Joan and my mom in Alaska in 1957.