The holidays are times the old family stories are repeated. They may be slightly embellished as the years pass – probably viewed with much more humor and enjoyment than when the events actually occurred.
But repeated they are – even as new ones are added to become part of this valuable oral family history.
For children and adults alike – this is a connecting bond. It’s a sharing of family ties – stories warm, bold and ridiculously funny – that with each retelling strengthens the web of family lore.
So rather than sighing when great-uncle George starts off with “‘remember when ….”, sit back, listen and feel the gift of the generations.
Enjoy the holidays with your family.