Thursday, February 16, 2012

Memory Lane

Life seems to be barreling along at a rather fast speed. Since my last post I had a birthday. Number 59. One more year until the big 6 0! Wow! Where has time gone? It seems like I need to step back and take a look at things. What have I accomplished in all that time? What haven't I accomplished? What do I still want to do? It doesn't seem that long ago that I thought 60 was really old. Not so much any more. Now you need to be 95 or 100 to be 'old'. My youngest brother, Kevin, came in last week for a visit with my parents. He stayed at night at our house and we had some good visits. One evening, we went through old pictures. What a trip down memory lane that was. I've got to get my scanner hooked up so I can scan these old photos and get copies to my siblings. I should do the same with my parents' photos. They have a lot of one of a kind pics. On our trip down memory lane, a lot of events came to mind that weren't so good. That didn't bring a smile to our faces. A lot of our childhood memories are sad and even hurtful. I'm sure everyone has those kind of memories but I must admit it seems like our family had more than usual. Some of the stories are humorous when told now though they certainly didn't seem that way at the time. I console myself with the thought that all of those things that happened while I was growing up actually made me the person I am today and that isn't so bad. I certainly learned a lot of things not to do. Seeing how all of my siblings turned out, I would say we all learned what not to do and what should be done. Then, I look at my Mother who has Alzheimer's Disease. Her memories are disappearing more and more each day. Maybe that isn't all bad.

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