Jo Desha and Maxie Leah Williams family, Christmas Day 1900
photo by McLeod, the Wild West photographer
Every time I see this one, I just dissolve into gales of laughter.
Can't you just imagine the dinner table discussion a couple of weeks before the holiday?
"Honey, what shall we do this year for Christmas? After all, it's the first Christmas of the new century."
Oh, I don't know. . .hey, why don't we get that McLeod guy to take a picture? We could dress up and go sit outside on some rocks."
"Marvelous idea, darling! And we could put Paul and Cedric on a couple of asses. They've been acting like asses for a few days now. It would serve them right. . ."
The back of the photo has an extensive ad for "McLeod, the Wild West Photographer. . . the man who made Happy Hollow famous the world over."
I don't know how you celebrate this holiday season in your home. However you do it, do it with gusto. Laugh and love and enjoy.
You could do it in Williams family style. Dress up in all your finery and go sit on some rocks. Take a photo. Take lots of photos.
From me and the petting zoo at the cottage, happy holidays.
This is a recycled post for Sepia Saturday 199.
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