Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
6×8 oil painting
Appletree Hollow Series
Millie & Billie Roundbottom: The adopted twins of Fred & Anna Roundbottom. Millie & Billie’s parents had already passed away in a farming accident when this photo was taken in 1893.
Fred & 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 pPainting was titled " Millie & Billie waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve".
My question is this: If they are waiting for Santa, why didn’t Fred & Anna tell them that he wouldn’t be coming down a chimney with a blazing fire?