This is me on Christmas 1955. I was about 15 months old. I was still the only child and no siblings to share the attention yet. I had center stage. This photo was taken at my Grandma and Grandpa's apartment on Avenue M on Chicago's "East Side". Notice the tinsel on the tree. This is back in the days where most people had a real Christmas tree and decorated them with the big, fat colored lights and the stringy tinsel. The whole place would be filled with the scent of evergreen.
My Grandma worked at the National (grocery store) and my Grandfather worked at Wisconsin Steel. My Grandma spoiled me (and later my siblings) with wonderful presents and lots of love. My mom always dressed me up fancy like this...like a little princess.