Christmas Memories

If you are really still, really really still you can hear the jingle of bells, telling us that Santa was here. Each of the girls had written Santa asking for a doll with golden blonde hair, and Santa didn’t disappoint. Here are Joanne and Rosemary under the tree with their very own Mary Hoyers. The dolls were dressed in hand-knitted ice skating outfits, fashioned after those designed by Mary Hoyer. Joanne and Rosemary had seen the dolls on the boardwalk that summer, and longed for a doll of their own. And much to their wondrous eyes that Christmas morning it was all captured by their mother on a Kodak camera. Among the other treasures were dolls with hand crocheted outfits made by a favorite neighbor, and a pixie doll just for little Joanne. Joanne also got a Park and Shop game, which she played endlessly. Rosemary got a Motorola portable radio that she could listen to, and got her first taste of rock and roll. Click to play the music.

What a memory captured in l954.