Here are 3 reasons why family is important to us and how we try to include family time as much as we can.
Throughout my life, I have always been close to my family. Christmas would always involve having a big family meal with my grandparents, Great Granny, aunties, uncles, cousins, everyone! Some years we hadn’t seen each other for the whole year but we still met up for Christmas dinner.
Reasons Why Family is Important: Making the Most of the Time we Have Together
I have been busy buying sweets for my daughter’s recent birthday party. We spent some time looking at the different sweets on offer in our local Morrison’s store. Not so long ago, we would often browse in the old fashioned, traditional sweet shop just down the road from us. The owner retired so the shop isn’t there any more. All three of us were actually quite sad about this. Looking at those old goodie jars and telling my children my own childhood memories, stirred up by the rows of containers with red lids, was wonderful. I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten so much.
‘Many years rolled away since then.’ This is some of the writing that my Great Granny did in 1910. It is interesting to read her story about the bears and to see the descriptions she used in it. I love the style of handwriting as well as the different notes that she has written on the pages. It is certainly true that many years have rolled away since then. I wonder if she could have ever imagined that we would be reading her school work over 100 years later.
I was absolutely fascinated by this Grandfather clock as a child. Now, my children are enjoying seeing how this timepiece works too. After discussing lots of memories with my Gran lately, it would be great to know more about the history of this clock. Do you have a special clock in your home? Do you have any special items from your childhood that you would like to know more about?
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