Christmas 1946 This was my first Christmas as I was born on December 29, 1945, so I was almost a year old in this picture. My sister was born on December 23, 1943, so she was three years old. My mother's birthday was December 28th, so there was a lot of celebrating during the holidays. During the war my grandparents converted the upstairs of their house in Westwood, NJ into an apartment for us. We lived there until I was three years old.