Children Admire A Miniature Train At The Tompkins Annual Christmas Party, December 1948
Ann Arbor News, December 18, 1948
ALL EYES ON MINIATURE TRAIN: A miniature village, complete with electric train, hospital, houses, an elevator, trucks, ambulance, cars and planes, focuses the attention of the above third grade pupils from University Elementary School who were guests of Bobbie Tompkins at a Christmas party this week. The recreation room in the home of Bobbie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tompkins, 1795 S. State St., was turned over to the youngsters who found an almost limitless number of toys to play with. From left to right above are Phillip Tanner, Bobbie's cousin; Joanne Ivory, Jane Litzenberg, Bobbie Tompkins, Ann Coleman, Jackie Peterson, Sue Greenman, Jon Lopez, Cubbie Eggertsen, Wayne Van Wagoner, Mary Craig (just the ruffle on Mary's dress, her hand, and the tip of her nose show), and Penny Foster. The girl with her back to the camera is Starlett Tanner, another cousin of Bobbie. At the far right, the hand and the forehead which it is rubbing belong to Jimmy Stockard, and it's Allison Dempster who is peering over the shoulders of Mary and Penny. Each child was presented with a gift at the party from a large Christmas tree. The party is an annual affair and was given this year for the third time.
University Elementary School
Ann Arbor News
Wayne Van Wagoner
1795 S State St