Finally, everyone is home from the war. Dan, Paulette and baby Arla arrived in late December, 1946. These are the pictures I have from the first Christmas Dinner when all the family is together. Arla is now a year and a half and has been joined by a little brother, Cedric. My twin brother Douglas and I are 6 weeks younger than Arla and have been joined by a baby brother also. His name is Gregory. Dave has married Eleanor Kintop. Other family members present include Aunt Helen (Peabody) Human, Aunt Anne (Peabody) Stanley and Aunt Dorothy Peabody.
Clockwise from center bottom: Baby Cedric, Paulette (Senechal) Guion, Aunt Helen (Peabody) Human, Elizabeth (Biss) (Guion) Zabel, Aunt Dorothy Peabody,Dave Guion, Eleanor (Kintop) Guion,) Raymond (Butch) Zabel, Jr., Marty Zabel, Cedric Duryee Guion.
Clockwise from left: Daniel Beck Guion, Cedric Duryee Guion, Raymond (Zeke) Zabel, Aunt Anne (Peabody) Stanley, empty chair where photographer Alfred (Lad) Peabody Guion would sit, Marian (Irwin) Guion, Alfred Duryee Guion (Grandpa).
This is the china.
Detail of the china pattern, ENGLAND, BROWNSFIELDS CHINA,WILHELM & GRAEF, NEW YORK
From left: Raymond (Butch) Zabel, Jr., Douglas Alfred Guion, Judith Anne Guion (me), Martin Zabel.
Marian (Irwin) Guion holding Gregory Alan Guion, Alfred (Lad) Peabody Guion holding Judith Anne Guion (me) between his legs and Douglas Alfred Guion next to him in front of their tree in The Little House.
Richard (Dick) Peabody Guion and Jean (Mortensen) Guion at The Little House in front of Lad and Marian’s tree..
Aunt Helen (Peabody) Human, Aunt Anne (Peabody) Stanley and Aunt Dorothy Peabody at The Little House in front of Lad and Marian’s tree.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS. MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU IN THE COMING YEAR.