From the Editor's Computer
Earlier this week we had various family members visiting us. There was lots of storytelling, sharing and laughter.
It is interesting how when family members get together, and the stories start emerging, the different perspectives you gain of people you thought you knew.
Older family members relate stories of other relatives at a younger age, when involved in different activities, and had a different relationship. You gain insight into aspects of personalities that you never had before. Sometimes your burning questions as to why so-in-so acts in such a way are answered, and sometimes more questions are revealed.
Sometimes shared memories trigger forgotten memories and open the door to deeper sharing. Of course, there is also the chance that memories are revealed that someone thought were safely hidden.
We are all compilations of all the personalities within our families...the good, the bad, the sane and the insane. We should be proud of our family histories and keep our own stories alive.
Pass the torch to the younger generation so that they can keep the family personality alive. And if you are visiting relatives this summer...remember, no matter how bad they are, you can always go home!