Special Picture # 296 – Christmas Dinner at the Trumbull House – All Together at Last – December, 1947

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.

Judy Guion

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Special Picture # 296 – Christmas Dinner at the Trumbull House – All Together at Last – December, 1947

  1. What a special Christmas for your family! These photos are precious memories indeed.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Liz, These pictures are very precious to me and members of my family.Since they were stored in two boxes after Grandpa died, and I didn’t see them for almost 40 years, they haven’t seen them either.

  2. Mrs. P says:

    Wonderful pictures and naming all,of them will be a real treat to genealogists now and in the future. Am I getting this right. Your aunt Anne married a Stanley? Which one, Fred?

    It looks as if they put the dining room table in the living room, which make sense for such a large crowd. I had to wonder how many leaves in your table? 😁 I checked out the China pattern and here’s what I found. Frederick W. Graef went into business with Henry T. Wilhelm and their store was hailed as the best place to purchase China if one couldn’t get to Europe.and closed due to overwhelming debt.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you much health, love and happiness for you and all of your children! ❤️

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Mrs. P. – Yes, Anne, Arla’s younger sister, married Fred Stanley, an artist. I don’t know what else he did. They had two children, Donald and Gweneth. They were then divorced. Anne brought the children to Trumbull fairly regularly.
      Actually, this was the dining room, right next to the kitchen. The living room was a smaller room in the oldest section of the house, although they didn’t call it that. It was called the music room, and that’s where the player piano was. After the house was divided, this room became the living room and has remained so to this day .It had a fireplace, seen in one of the dinner table photos.
      I had found a little information about WILHELM & GRAEF but didn’t know “their store was hailed as the best place to purchase China if one couldn’t get to Europe.”.
      Blessings for you and your family in the years to come.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    Christmas and New Year wishes to you, Judy. Your grandfather must have been overwhelmed with joy at this Christmas table. Everyone safely through the war and new members added to the family as well.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Gallivanta – It was a truly blessed Christmas for all. That’s why these photos are so precious to me and my extended family. May the new year be filled with blessings for you and your family.

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