Thursday, December 9, 2010
I am having computer problems (trying to download the pictures I took at Pine Needles yesterday) so I thought I would share a Christmas memory from my childhood.
My family (mom, dad, Dan, and I) used to go to my Uncle Ken and Aunt Elly's house every Christmas afternoon for our family Christmas dinner. We would exchange gifts with all of our cousins and just have a blast.
My aunt & uncle lived at the top of a hill in Victor NY. I remember the long steep driveway they had. During the family party the kids would always go sledding and we always had so much fun!
One year there had been a terrible snow storm, from what I remember, the roads were ok but my Aunt's driveway was filled with tons of snow and there was NO way we were getting up it. I remember my mom putting all the gifts and stuff in a sled and my dad pulling it up the hill. I also remember wondering how we were going to get my 90 year old grandpa up.
We ended up putting him in the sled on the next trip and giving him a ride up the hill. I still picture my distinguished grandpa, in his overcoat and hat, and white shirt and tie getting a ride up the hill. He loved it!
He was an awesome guy and he lived to be 101. I wish I had a picture of him from that Christmas! This picture of him above is from a very long time ago - when he was MUCH younger. He is sharing a Popsicle with my cousin Anne.
Have a super day!