We didn't have Christmas parties. We didn't have any parties of the kind where you invite people over to socialize. We did gather on holidays and for birthdays but those were family affairs. However, I did come up with this photograph of my sister Pearl all dressed up for some sort of formal party. We can see it's Christmas because of the card display on the mantel. It was the winter of 1966. I wonder what my mother is talking to her about. She looks rather dressed up too. I still have that chair and it's mate. Today is Pearl's birthday so I thought it was appropriate to post this photo on several levels. Perhaps Pearl will see this and remember what party she was going to. It was going to be wordless but apparently not.