Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Slice of Life, Sharing Our Stories, and #52Stories 50/52: Scifres Christmas 1950!

I don't recall any Scifres family gatherings at Christmas time. Our usual gathering occurred on the Sunday before Labor Day in September. I'm not sure when we started holding these reunions, but some say it was 1952.

So it was with a particular sense of joy that I discovered pictures (in one of my sister Kay's albums) of a Scifres Christmas gathering held before I was born. I love the family group pics taken at this Christmas gathering in 1950.  I'm hopeful that some of my cousins who were in attendance will share memories from this special Christmas 70 years ago. This gathering included all of the children of Andrew T. Scifres and Martha Ada Young with the exception of Uncle Alfred Isaac Scifres & his wife Aunt Carrie, and Aunt Cordie Mae Scifres (who died in 1942) and her husband, Dale Poulter.

Back row: Uncle Lee (William Lee) and Aunt Margie (Marjorie S. Rhea) Scifres 
Front row: Dorothy Mae Hibbert Scifres and Joyce LeAnn Hibbert Scifres

This pic is the family of my Uncle Jim and Aunt Mabel Scifres. 

Back row: FD Scifres, DL Scifres, Lovell Scifres, Aunt Mabel Scifres, Uncle Jim (James David) Scifres

Front row: Charlotte (FD's wife) and Donnie Ray Scifres

This pic is the family of my Aunt Minnie and Uncle Roy Crownover.  

Back row: Minnie Ada Scifres Crownover, Melba, Cleo, Dorothy, Roy Crownover, Curtis 

Front row Marie, Diane, and Martha Crownover

Back row: Ellis and Lillian Scifres (my parents) 
Front row: Velma Ann and Martha Kay Scifres
Back Row: Aunt Ruth and Uncle Elbert Scifres
Front Row: Linda (in Aunt Ruth's arms) and Gail Scifres

Aunt Estelle Scifres Duke and her son, Bill Duke 
with Aunt Estelle's brother, Henry Scifres

Back row: Adaline Marie Cooper Poulter and Druman Leroy Poulter (Aunt Cordie's son)
Front row: Shelton Charles Cooper and Roberta May Cooper


  1. In family pictures of that year, my mother would have been a young, raven-haired high school girl. But within a couple more years, she would be a young wife with a baby in her arms (me!) and my dad next to us. Since she had 10 brothers and sisters, all older than her, and all married by 1950... our family album would have had a few more snapshots if they had all gathered!

  2. Love the family history photos, Ramona. May your Christmas holiday be blessed and filled with love.