Dorothy writes: As we became teen-agers, we took an active part in Christmas. My brother and I went out on the hill and brought home a tree. I helped decorate it and we began putting it in a day or two ahead of Christmas Eve.
[Mother used to tell of a year when prior to Christmas the Clearwater froze over so that skating was possible. Someone was teaching the kids to skate, but Mother and Uncle Porkie couldn't participate because they didn't have skates. That year they received skates for Christmas but by that time the river had thawed, never to freeze again while they were in school.
I found this Christmas card at the very bottom of Mother's old box of tags and stickers. I don't recall ever having seen it before. The card is beautiful and on quality stock, but the illustration is certainly not seasonal. The card isn't dated but since it's signed "Francis and Dorothy Portfors (brother and sister), I would date it Christmas 1926. They would both graduate from Orofino High School in 1927 (graduation photo). KW]