A to Z Theme 2016

For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.

In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Time Made for Memories

Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic Church...
Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in the historic Barelas neighborhood, Albuquerque, NM, Jan 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
          Of all the times that hold memories for us, Christmas probably ranks very high for most of us.  We remember the childhood wishes and dreams of years gone by, those of our own as well as our children, grandchildren, and others.   The holidays are usually happy times that are filled with shared experiences with family and friends.  Sometimes we travel.   Sometimes we stay at home to enjoy the seasonal decorations and festive events.  There is so much happening at this time of year that it's hard not to come away without at least a few great memories.

        The Christmas holiday season is a time for taking pictures and making videos.  The parties and gatherings are ideal for capturing the goings on for posterity.   If you're like my family, you probably have many photos in your albums with happy holiday fare.   And anyone with kids undoubtedly has at least a few years worth of pictures with Santa.

        But let us not forget the other remembrance that is the reason for this joyous season.  Remembering the birth of Jesus Christ is how this holiday came about.  It probably isn't even the actual time of the birth of Christ, but somewhere along the line this was the time that was designated.   The fun parts are nice things to remember, but the Jesus part is why we do it.

        Have a happy time during Christmas and New Years.   Take lots of pictures and make lots of memories.  Trade stories with one another.  And if you're working on a memoir or planning to do so eventually, this might be an ideal time to do some research.

         I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and big load of good memories.


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7 comments:

  1. Loved the post Lee, my Christmas will be full of memories this year.....all I got left. I put some cards and some gift vouchers for my grandchildren at my daughter's house she promptly returned them when it was in the dark hours.

    Happy Christmas to you.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Hi Lee - it is a time for remembering isn't it ... this year I'll join the family once again for a full Christmas Day and am remembering 40 years ago with all the snow ... I have those slides somewhere!!

    I hope you and your family and friends have a happy time together .. with thoughts - Hilary

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  3. Same to you and yours, my friend.

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  4. Happy Holiday and Best Wishes for you, your wife and family, Lee.

    I like the way you tell us to enjoy the season, but keep up the research. Are you sure you weren't a teacher?

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  5. Happy Christmas Lee and thanks for all you do for and with the blogging community. May you make many happy memories!

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  6. Yvonne -- Sorry to hear that news. Make the best of the holidays.

    Hilary -- A good old-fashioned slide show would be fun.

    Leo -- Thank you!

    D.G. -- Never officially a teacher though I was in that direction when I was in college.

    Pauleen -- Thank you for the kind acknowledgement.

    Wendy--Thanks!

    Lee

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