The holidays are a wonderful time for families and friends to get together and share stories--about the good times . . . and the bad. About growing up, love found and love lost. About what it was like when Grandma was a little girl, and why Grandpa served during the war. The holidays are perfect for sharing stories over a cup of hot chocolate and Mom's cookies. It's a time for sharing our oldest memories with our youngest generation.
These are the stories--our precious memories--that we know so well, yet we look forward to hearing them retold each year during the holiday season as we gather around each other.
This December, as our families and friends talk about the passing year and eagerly await 2012, let's take a moment to appreciate the voices of our loved ones, especially our older generation. Let's ask to hear those stories again; for this may be the last time.
And while we're at it, please press "record" on the video camera or audio recorder. You won't regret it. Ever.