My blog was bogged ... so I had to remove the videos of the dancing elves and the rock & rollers.
It was fun while it lasted.
So... is everyone ready for Christmas? Not much to get ready for around here. We will be opening gifts and having a get together dinner with the kids and grandkids on Wednesday; because our oldest granddaughter will be gone Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas Eve we always have a get together after church with my side of the family at my Mom's. I haven't heard of anything going on with Slim's side of the family. I didn't plan anything.
Things sure have changed over the years as far as family get together's go. It used to be a huge thing when Slim's parents and grandparents were all alive. His Mom went all out for holidays and birthdays. I tried to hold that family tradition together the first few years that Slim's parents were gone; but his side of the family drifted so many different directions that it just fizzled out.
My side of the family too ~ things have changed. With everyone having families of their owns, and starting up their own family traditions ... the old days are going by the sidelines.
Not just on the holidays.
I remember when the weekends were always so much fun ... no matter the weather ... or special occasion ... especially Sunday afternoons.
It seemed every Sunday, we would go to church as a family, then stop off on the way home to see Grandpa O. in the nursing home, a quick stop in to see Grandma O. at her apartment, a quick hello down the hill by Grandpa B. by his little house ... checking in on the grandparents to make sure everything was okay with them ... then home to our place or off to an aunt or uncles house for a big Sunday dinner.
It was usually the same scenerio ... the folks gathered around the kitchen table or in the living room chatting or playing cards or outside checking out the newest farm animal or piece of machinery ... all the cousins ... off making their own fun ~ staying out of the hair of the grownups.
Oh... the games we would play ... and the fun we would have. We could make a game and have a fun time together with no electronic technology. I really think that the kids of this generation are missing out.
Now I love technology and all it has to offer ~ but there's still that "human factor" missing. Sure, with web cams and all ... you can chat and see each other in the moment; but it's still not the same.
I'm feeling nostalgic ... and missing the old days of being a kid ... thinking back of family times ... cherishing memories ...
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.