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Christmas 2005 with the Family

Place Markers - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Photographs by J R Compton
(unless otherwise noted)
and by Anna Palmer

Not every time, but my family enjoys Christmases together sometimes. This year, we spent it at my parents' house. These photographs, in close to chronological order, document that melee... er event.

My parents are John T and Mary Compton. I am J R, first-born son. My girlfriend Anna came with me. My siblings are, in order, Tom, John, Dale and Mary Ann.

Tom is married to Patsy, and their kids are Jennifer and Joyce, who married Jared and Jay, respectively.

John's first child, Christopher was working long shifts, and wife Teresa was only there a few hours, but his daughter Olivia and her husband Bryan were here. And, of course, John and Julie's child Jackson is everywhere, usually at high energy.

Orange Christmas - photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Resesrved.

Wishing Everybody an Orange Christmas - photo by Anna Palmer

 

Dale and Clare couldn't make it. My sister Mary Ann, her husband Todd and three kids (not so much kids anymore) Sean, Nate and Haley were present and help populate these photographs. Sean's wife is Amanda.

You may have noticed — as did we — a bunch of people with the initials J and C running around loose, so there's a photograph of all the JCs down there somewhere. My web page software says this page and its 99 images will download in a mere 366 seconds for those of us with a 56k modem.

Except for the two stand-up group pictures, none of these are posed. I shot a total of just more than 450 pictures, and Anna shot 39 more.

Oh, and there's a printable picture of the family down there, too.

 

Table - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Dinner Table

 

John T - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

John T. My father and a bunch of other people's grandpa.

 

Sugar Free Bear - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Sugar Free Bear

 

Patsy's Bottle - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Finding the right bottle in the cupboard

 

Busy Kitchen - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Busy Kitchen

 

Ambrosia - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Ambrosia

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John T & Jennifer - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John T and Jennifer — Just two of the JCs

 

Joyce Decorating - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Joyce Decorating the Tree

 

shower curtain - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Shower Curtain

 

Tom Places Santa on top of the Tree

Tom Places Santa on the top of the Tree

 

Wire Ornament Tree - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Wire Ornament Tree

 

Anna - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Anna

 

Tom and Mary - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Tom and his mom Mary

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Patsy

Patsy

 

Mary and Anna - photo copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights reserved.

Mary and Anna check who's taller. Neither.

 

Mary Ann's sticker fetish

Mary Ann's Sticker Fetish

 

Mary Ann and Amanda - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Mary Ann and Amanda

 

Nate and Mary study a map of europe - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Nate and Mary Study a Map of Europe

 

Jay and Jared in the Kitchen - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jared and Jay take their turn in the Kitchen.

 

Sean - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Sean

 

Stockings in the Windows

Treasure Box

Stockings in the Window

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Todd & Amanda archerying - photo copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Todd and Amanda archerying - photo by Anna Palmer

 

Julie and Jackson - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Julie and Jackson

 

Jackson Tongue - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson and Tongue

 

Mary's Nasty Hand - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Mary's Nasty Hand Between Bandages

 

Mom's Broke Hand - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Dad bandaging Mom's Hand

 

Nate's Continuing Journal - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Nate's Continuing Journal

 

Haley Sipping Soup - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Haley Sipping Soup

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Jennifer Grieving - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jennifer Grieving Her Lost Dog

 

John - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John

 

Todd and Jackson Eating Ice Cream - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Todd and Jackson Eating Ice Cream

 

Spider Orange - Photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Orange Spider

 

The Lights - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

The Lights from Out Front

 

The Tree - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

The Tree from Outside
The TV's playing that Jimmy Stewart Christmas movie I can never remember the name of.

 

Mission Tower - Photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Mission Tower - photo by Anna Palmer

 

J R and Jackson - Photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

J R and Jackson - photo by Anna Palmer

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Pool and Plants - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Pool and Plants

 

Jackson Setting the Table - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson Setting the Table

 

Patio - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Patio

 

Jackson At Rest - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson At Rest (briefly)

 

Mary Surprised by Good News - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Mom Surprised by Good News

 

Peeled Oranges - Photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Citrus - photo by Anna Palmer

 

Pop and Ring Picking Ring

John T and his Ring Picking Ring

 

JTC Wheelbarrowing - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John T Wheeling His Wheelbarrow

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Jackson in Santa Hat - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson in Santa Hat

 

Julie, Jen, Jared and Tom - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Julie, Jen, Jared and Tom

 

Nate & Jackson Reading - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Nate and Jackson Reading

 

Tom - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Tom Watching

 

Opening Presents - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Opening Presents at Christmas: Haley, Sean, Mary, John, Amanda, Nathan, Jackson and Joyce

 

Todd & Mary Ann - Photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Todd & Mary Ann - photo by Anna Palmer

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The Pirate Claus

Nate plays Santa, The Pirate Claus, delivering Treasure Chests for all:
Anna, Jared, Tom, Jay and John

 

Jen and Jared - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jen and Jared Opening Their Treasure Chest

 

Treasure Box - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Inside Anna's and My Treasure Box

 

Patsy with toy - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Patsy with Nail Toy — the sign says "I love you."

 

JT and Patsy - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John T and Patsy

 

Watching - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Watching

 

Julie and Jen - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Julie and Jen

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The Family - photo copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

John T, Jackson, Julie, Mary, John, Amanda, Sean, Haley, Nathan, Mary Ann, Todd, Patsy, Tom, Anna, J R, Jennifer, Jared, Joyce and Jay

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The JCs - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

The JCs: John T, Julie, John, Jennifer, Jackson, J R, Jared, Joyce and Jay, all of whose (5) last names begin with a C. - photo by Anna Palmer

 

Butterfly - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Butterfly

 

Jackson, John & Jay - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson, John & Jay — Learning

 

Jackson and Sean - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson and Sean

 

Molly and Haley - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Molly and Haley

 

Oranges & Onions - Photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

citrus waiting - photo by Anna Palmer

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Moving the Keyboard - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jared and Jay Move the Piano, Nate Studies

 

Mary, her new keyboard and J R - photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Mary, her new keyboard and J R - photo by Anna Palmer

 

Joyce and Mom - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Joyce and Mary with Her New Keyboard

 

JTC picking citrus - photograph coppyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

John T picking citrus in his grove - photo by Anna Palmer

 

John T and Citrus - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John T Surveys Citrus

 

House Angel - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

House Angel

 

Jay and Jared - photograph copyright 2005 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Jay and Jared computing - photo by Anna Palmer

 

Jackson Not Singing - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson Not Singing

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Citrus - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Bags of Citrus

 

Haley & The Afghan - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Haley in the Afghan

 

Jennifer Tells - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Mary, Bryan and Livvy Hear Jen's Bad News

 

Haley Standing Up - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Haley Standing Up

 

The Tree - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

The Tree

 

Who Needs Santa - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Who Needs Santa; I've Got Grandpa!

 

Jackson Jay & Jared - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson (in the air), Jared and Jay

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Goofin' In The Grove - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Goofin' In The Grove with Jackson, Jared and Jay

 

Running - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson and Jay Running

 

Jackson Jared - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jackson and Jared Running

 

Jen & Jared - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Jen and Jared

 

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Bryan adjusts Livvy's wardrobe

 

Two Sisters - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Two Sisters — Joyce and Jennifer

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Nate Sleeping - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Nate Sleeping

 

Tune Game - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Tune Game: Bryan, Livvy, Jared, Joyce and Jay

 

Haley's Numbers - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Haley's Numbers

 

Holding Hands - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

The Day after Christmas is my Dad, John T's birthday — hist 92nd.
Jay, Mary Ann, Haley, Nate, Patsy and John

 

Blowing Out the Candles - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Blowing Out The Candles — I think there's 14

 

Watching - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John, Julie, Jackson and Todd watch Pop celebrate.

 

JTC Thanks - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

John T Compton All Smiles for a Stack of Cash and Jennifer

 

Watching Birthday - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Amanda, Todd, Mary Ann, John TC in background, Nate and Haley

 

Julie & Jackson - photograph copyright 2005 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved

Julie and Jackson

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Photographs copyright 2005 by J R Compton and Anna Palmer.
All Rights Reserved.