Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Memories...

Yesterday, I awoke with a song on my heart, once again.  What it means to me, I have no idea.

The song entitled, Bring It On Home to Me, has been sung by many, including Paul McCartney; here's a link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOuWyfZCnE

Why this happens to me, I have no idea.  I just know, it does.

Actually, after awaking and preparing to go to the YMCA/YWCA (Y) to do my pool exercise, I found myself feeling rather low.  Christmas music was one reason, believe it or not.

Normally, I don't listen to music on the radio.  While driving, I usually listen to preachers/teachers on a Christian station.  However, there was an advertisement for a song called, All I Want For Christmas, Is Youhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxO1iGGw8t4

One Christian pastor I listened to on the way home, talked about how there are more depressed people at Christmas time, than at any other time of the year.  Even Christians.

Well, no matter the case, I found this song rather depressing.  I'm sure that most people would find it to be a lovely song; to me, it just reminds me that I am alone, another Christmas season.

Of course, if you're like me and from my era, when you began to read the title All I Want For Christmas..., you might have been reminded of another song, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.  Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZreIZ5EAQU

Thinking about childhood memories, I made some, yesterday.  So did four (4) of my grandchildren.

After picking up my two (2) youngest grandsons from each of my daughter's homes, we drove to a nearby town, Amherstburg.

Like a couple of them did with me last year, we hoped to visit the Park House Museum, but even though they were to be open when we arrived, the museum was closed.  Instead, we visited a different museum.   Here's a link to the North American Black Historical Museumhttp://www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org/about/about.htm

There were a couple of men working at the museum who spoke with our small group, explaining some of the displays and discussing the underground railroad and the part Canada played in helping black slaves obtain freedom.  Here's a link for info regarding the underground railroad and Canada:   http://www.pc.gc.ca/canada/proj/cfc-ugrr/itm2-com/pg03_e.asp 

As we toured the museum itself, the log cabin and the church, I was reminded about visiting this museum many years ago, with my grandsons, moms; my daughters. 

Afterwards, we visited the King's Navy Yard Park (link: http://www.amherstburg.ca/Attractions/Details/navy_yard_park.aspx ), looking at the cannons and other relics, in addition to the lighted Christmas display.

Getting cold, we headed for Tim Horton's (Timmies), where all my grandsons warmed themselves with hot chocolate!  As they drank some, they had contests to see who could blow the most bubbles in their cups.  lol

The last thing I want to say with regards to Timmies, is that I could visually see how the sugar affected my hyper-active bunch!

As you might expect, there is more for me to say with regards to my Christmas outing with my grandsons!  Please join us again, tomorrow.


Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com