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Nicky Penttila wraps up with one of her favorite things about the holidays: visiting with family and friends...
One of the things I love about this season is how we get to spend time with our far-flung people, the ones we hardly ever see. I love to catch up, to hear what has changed in their lives and what still brings them joy. Watching my family and friends’ expressions as they hear what new hobbies and cracked ideas our buddies come up with is priceless.
But don’t stop with current events. My nieces and nephews don’t know all those stories about the “old times” that I heard through the years from my grandparents and parents, and neither do those newly adopted into the fold (spouses, partners, and others).
Ask your elders to share their history, and consider recording their reminiscences. My grandmother died this year, and I wish I had taken a recording of her voice and the way she told her stories.
We wish you and yours comfort and joy. And lots of time for reading!
Nicky Penttila is the author of The Science of Second Chances and a number of other books found here!
She hasn't seen him since they walked away from each other 18 years ago. Now he's coming to town. Dare she open that door again?
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