To finish out the year, I’ve decided to post pictures of various Christmas Days that my father, Alfred Peabody Guion (Lad) took. These pictures were taken after the letters ended (when Ced returned from Alaska in October of 1946) so they will not fall into the normal range of the letters. Enjoy.
At this time, Lad and Marian are living in the “Little House”, the house that had been occupied by various couples, the wife helping Grandma Arla with the children and the husband helping with the outside work. Lad and Marian’s third child, a son named Gregory, arrived in August and this is his first Christmas.
Lad and Marian Guion’s 1947 Christmas Tree
Aunt Helen Peabody holding Douglas Alfred Guion, Aunt Anne Peabody,
Aunt Dorothy Peabody holding Judith Anne Guion
Aunt Helen Peabody, Aunt Anne Peabody, Aunt Dorothy Peabody
Dick and Jean (Mortensen) Guion in front of Lad and Marian’s Christmas Tree
The table at the “Big House” is set for the guests.
Clockwise – Daniel Beck Guion, Cedric Duryee Guion (above him), Raymond (Zeke) Zabel (Elizabeth’s husband), Anne Peabody, Marian (Irwin) Guion, Alfred Duryee Guion (Grandpa)
Clockwise – Paulette (Senechal) Guion (Chiche, Mrs. Dan Guion) holding Cedric Van Laere Guion (born in November, 1947, Helen Peabody, Elizabeth (Bissie Guion) Zabel, Dorothy Peabody, David Guion, Eleanor (Kintop) Guion, (Butch) Raymond Zabel, Jr., Martin Zabel, Cedric Duryee Guion, Daniel Beck Guion’s back.
Judith Anne Guion (still awake) and Douglas Alfred Guion (couldn’t last).