We are now approaching that time of year that allows us to pause and think of family and friends, generally all loved ones we hold dear. Time does fly by so quickly. You mean to keep in touch but life tends to get in the way. Hard as it seems, it leaves a small gap in your heart always around this time of year.
Although we may argue that Christmas as an adult is no longer a day of festivities - it’s mainly all about the children - yet we all know that Christmas day for adults consist of wine, food and TV specials! The look of joy as the little ones open their presents while Mum potters off to the kitchen, sipping on the wine while slaving over the cooker in preparation for the glorious dinner.
Yes it’s hard work but not all that bad as all the family and friends are gathered on this day. Some you see on a regular basis and others that you have not seen for months. It’s a day indeed that we can all set aside and catch up with everyone.
Christmas Day, many of us have family traditions that tend to be revived on this day. Others hold their heads down in the hope the tradition will be overlooked as it’s somewhat embarrassing playing bingo now that you're all grown up, it’s just not cool anymore. The things you do to keep your little ones happy with games that are appropriate for all age groups.
Another and most obvious occurrence on this festive day happens to be tales of the past. Stories of what you did and how you used to be as a child always crop up in conversation. So too the memories of loved ones who have since passed away. We all look back this day with a smile and are glad to have shared these memories with our precious loved ones.
Then it happens: somebody somewhere goes and gets the family albums and photographs out to play. Then mum finds she has a better idea, she dims the lights and gathers everyone to sit and watch the wall as she sets up the projector. And so it begins a family matinee of slides of times gone by. To watch the slides of those memories that once lived in your mind are now visible to all on the wall from the projector.
What mum failed to realise was that a few of the slides have been distorted. Oh dear, end of the family slide show then. Or is it? Maybe not, as times have moved on so has technology and now these slides can be fully restored to their full joyous glory. But mum doesn't just stop there, she's not taking her chances that it can happen again. Oh no, this time the wise lady get's these slides scanned using slide scanning services she is now able to ensure that this never happens again and thus is able to ensure that this family tradition never ends.
Merry Christmas to all.
Posted: 24 March 2016
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