Tuesday, December 20, 2011

goudchaux's santa pics

If you were a kid in Baton Rouge in the 50s or 60s, you probably had your picture made with Santa at the local department store, Goudchaux's.

Here is my mom at 15 with her baby sister, Linda in 1957.

Here I am at age three in 1969. You can see that I was very happy to be sitting on Santa's lap!

I discovered that Gary had a very similar Santa photo. I think his was in 1968 when he was four.

And here is my favorite Santa pic of Alec and Mason at age three and one in 1998. By then, Goudchaux's was no more.


Sweet Shot Day

29 comments:

  1. Oh I love this! I love that you still have the pictures of your mom and you and Gary! What precious memories!

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  2. that's cool that both of your photos are so similar! think you could convince the boys to sit on his lap this year? :-D

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  3. I would like to sell stuff like that someday, but since the lady who wrote the tutorial is selling them, I don't think she'd welcome my competition.... :-p Her shop is here:http://www.etsy.com/shop/erinerickson She's already sold a ton of them this year. Wish I would've thought of it first!

    Didn't think they would. lol

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  4. What cute photos! We haven't taken our son to see Santa yet...I don't think neither me nor my husband are prepared for that!

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  5. What awesomely preserved photos! How lucky you are to still have these treasures in your family!

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  6. What GREAT memories Deb!!!!! I think it's fabulous that you all have a similar memory from childhood.

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  7. Wow! You sure do look like your mom! I need to get to scanning some of our photos...

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  8. Deb, how ADORABLE were you! OMGosh you were/are a doll, & you look just like your pretty mama! These are so great!

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  9. You were so so cute!! Love it! And I love how the north pole is closer for Gary than for you!!

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  10. I remember Goudchaux's - and DHHolmes and Maison Blanche - I miss all of those stores!

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  11. Not being from New Orleans, I have never heard of Goudchaux's. But what a family continuum of holiday tradition you have. Priceless memories and family ties.

    Kathy

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  12. You do have some great photos here - all so similar and in such fantastic condition!

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  13. Love the picture of your mom and your great big smile (so cute). I totally remember Goudchaux's...wow that was a long time ago..lol

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  14. Wow, how wonderful to have all these! And you sure look like your mom - Love the one too, of your boys and how the youngest is sitting on the desk!!

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  15. Oh my goodness I love these! So cool! I wish I had more photos from past generations. You were all so cute ;)

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  16. I love these old photos. Especially the one of your mom and the one of you. Such great memories to look back on.

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  17. Wow! You really look like your mom! :D

    How cool that you have such similar shots of the different generations.

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  18. Am I the only one that noticed The North Pole had moved much further away from '68 to '69? Global warming? :)

    Adorable photos. So great you have them all in one place now.

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  19. love this!

    what precious moments captured in your lovely pictures!

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  20. Love this...so cute...

    Merry Christmas!

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  21. How cute are those pictures! And what wonderful memories they bring.
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
    Barb

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  22. What cute photos! You look so adorable, Deb. My mom put out all the old Santa photos of me and my sister. Oh boy, are some of them funny.

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  23. These are just to good. All of them. I love that you have them all and shared them with us too!! :)

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  24. Oh, wow! I love that you have the pics of you and your hubby...and that they are so much alike. What a treasure!

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  25. Oh what wonderful pictures. I love the one of your mum and her sister - you are soooo like your mum to look at!!
    You were such a bonnie wee girl sitting on santa's lap. So cute. Thanks for sharing you wonderful shots.
    Have a happy and peaceful Christmas. :))

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  26. What a cool flashback. Love it.

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