Friday, August 03, 2012

Lessons From the Edge

Memory Lane is a great place to stroll.

Have I said before how much I love my job?
Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I get paid to do what I do. Last week I spent a beautiful afternoon at the ballpark watching baseball with some residents. This week we had a party.
Yeah. I get paid to play! *grin*

The theme for our party was A Sentimental Journey, and in addition to enjoying music from yesteryear, several of the residents brought down mementos from years ago.
Everyone had stories to tell and memories to share, and it was a beautiful thing to see. One couple (who will soon celebrate their 68th anniversary) brought the topper from their wedding cake. Another man brought the purple heart he was awarded in World War II. And still others brought down family albums, wedding pictures, and trinkets they've collected over the years.
What fun it was to see their smiles and hear their stories. Reminded me to enjoy today, because before too long it will be yesterday and only a memory. Yet even then, we can re-visit today through our memories.

Indeed, Memory Lane is a great place to stroll.

P.S. If you have a Facebook account, you can click here then log in to see some pics of the mementos. And here's the link to the general party pics. :)

Karen

3 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

What a special time!! I know they were blessed and so were you!!

Patricia/NYC said...

What a very special time for everyone! Remembering special times is a wonderful blessing for everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Yes. Although the residents were blessed for the memories, I think maybe I was more blessed to see how happy the remembering made them. :)

Patricia - Yes, again! :)It was fun to see how animated some of them became when they were recalling their stories.