Special Picture # 219 – Grandpa’s 1955 Christmas Card

Last year, I posted Grandpa’s Christmas cards, at least the ones I have. This year, I’m going to post the Christmas cards Lad and Marian sent. Since I have many more of those, I will be posting them for the entire month of December. I will also post a few of my favorites from Grandpa in correct chronological order. This is one of my favorite Christmas cards from Grandpa. Enjoy.

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - front cover


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Translated in the year 1816


ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 1

6 And so it was, That while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the
Lord shown around them; and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men.

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 2

This is a page from the Duryee Family Bible listing various marriages: Joseph W. Duryee to Eliza Beadel, January 15th, 1826;

Joseph M. Duryee to Mary Wells, April 26th, 1869; Mary Eliza, Daughter of Joseph M and Eliza P Duryee to Charled Preston Goldsmith, August 26th, 1882;

Ella, Daughter of Joseph M Duryee and Eliza P Guryee to Alfred Beck Guion, Sept. 16th, 1882;

Alfred Duryee Guion son of Alfred Beck Guion and Ella Duryee to Arla Peabody Guion, March 27th, 1913 at Church of the Ascencion, Mount Vernon, NY;

Elizabeth Westlin Guion only daughter of Alfred Duryee Guion to Raymond Zabel, March 18th, 1939 at Fredericksburg, Va.;

Alfred Peabody Guion, son of Alfred Duryee and Arla Peabody Guion to Marian Dunlap Irwin, Nov. 14th, 1943 at the Chapel of the Flowers, Berleley, California

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - page 3

left: Alfred Peabody Guion to Masrian Dunlap Irwin, November 14th, 1943;

right: Douglas Alfred, Judith Anne,  Gregory Alan, Marian Lynn

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 4

left: Daniel Beck Guion to Paulette Jeanne Van Laqere, Le Portel, France

right: Arlsa Danielle, Cedric Van Laere, Michele DeClercq, Wendy Senechal, Bruce Robert

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 5

left: Alfred Duryee Guion

right: Cedric Furyee Guion

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 6

left: Elizabeth Westlin Guion to Raymond Zabel, Fredericksburg, Va. March 11, 1939

right: Raymond, Martin, Arla (Grandpa is also in this picture)

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 7

left: Richard Peabody Guion to Ada Jean Mortensen, Trumbull, Conn., February 12, 1943

right: Suzanne, Marilyn Ruth

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 8

David Peabody Guion to Eleanor Mary Kintop, Trumbull, Conn. June 21, 1947

ADG - 1955 Christmas Card - New Testament - page 10

Today is Christmas !

It all started over 19 1/2 centuries ago with an important family event.

Christmas has been an outstanding family occasion ever since. It symbolizes two things — the birth of our Savior and the good-will he taught and exemplified.

So it is that in my 1955 Christmas greeting I have tried to incorporate the family idea with this my message of good wishes for you who have won so warm a place in our hearts and minds. And now seems to be a good occasion to tell you, personally and intimately, just how you rate with us.

Good-will to you from the Guion family, and especially from Uno Who.

Al. Guion


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