Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Waiting for Santa?

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Mopsy Twins" - original painting is sold
Appletree Hollow Series
Millie and Billie Roundbottom: The adopted twins of Fred and Anna Roundbottom. Millie and Billie's parents had already passed away in a farming accident when this photo was taken in 1893.Fred and Anna, prominent residents in the community, were without children so they were happy to accept the little ones.
They were very good parents who promoted the Santa tradition in their home. This photo was titled, "Millie and Billie waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve". My question is this: If they are waiting for Santa, why didn't Fred and Anna tell them that he wouldn't be coming down a chimney with a blazing fire?
p.s. but don't have a fire in the fireplace on Christmas Eve!

Read of the discovery of Appletree Hollow.


Tricia Cherrington Ratliff said...

Your description of their little life just makes this painting perfect. I hope the little twins are happy in their new home. Happy New Year.

Linda Apple said...

Happy New Year to you too!!!
The person who got the Mopsy Twins also has another of Appletree Hollow paintings and she says,"I love them"! so that is great to know. Glad you stopped by and left your wonderful comments.