NOSTALGIA: GIFTS FROM CHRISTMASES PAST

Dec 7th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Christmas Family Traditions

Almost no holiday comes that doesn’t conjure up thoughts of Christmases past Usually those feelings are prompted when transferring, from box to special spots throughout the house, all the long collected trinkets and holiday garlands, wreaths and tree ornaments that have been a part of family festivities for so many years.

Each one holds a special memory, a recollected moment, a Christmas that carried with it such sentiment that placing or hanging it almost always brings a tear or sometimes a smile.  At 74, there are those pieces that recall memories of friends and family who shared in holiday celebrations, now what feels like long ago.

No matter how bedraggled some of those special pieces have become, they remain special and memorable and tug at heart and prompt moments of unrivaled joy and satisfaction.  Part of the inexplicable value of those dog eared mementos is that they have been a part of your life and remind you of having grown up with them, offer you the occasion for remembering special times, events, persons and moments.

Seniors Remember Happy Moments

Finding a unique and reserved place for these items is always a challenge.  There have been so many more, newer and glitzier, added from year to year.  Some hand made and home strung have yellowed with age.  No matter their appearance, they help us resurrect those times when life seemed simpler, more innocent, less hurried and more contented.

We long to return to those nostalgic occasions, to bring back again those memories that provided such sweet experiences, such happy regard for times that were made from such fragile constructions. How we long to replicate those times.  How we would love to return to such happy and momentous memories.  Listening to the favored music of the holiday season always incites moods of merriment and happy recall.

Offer to yourself and others the sheer jubilation of experiencing again the return of those times past when life had about it a precious nostalgia, a sweetness known only too seldom, an opportunity to be enriched by what was and has been and, even if only briefly, yet once again.



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