I had to go to my mom’s house today and check on it like I do quite often. However, today it was raining. There’s something about rainy days that make me think about memories of long ago days.
When I walked into the old dinning room I was reminded of my mom’s long table with her various tablecloths . She always had a different tablecloth on her long dinning room table. She felt that it was a standard necessity to have. She had one white laced tablecloth that she used on special occasions. I can remember her pulling it out for when she would bring a date over for the first time to meet me. She also pulled it out on other special occasions as well.
I honestly didn’t understand why it was such a big deal to have a special tablecloth. However, looking back I think it made more of a difference than I wanted to admit. Decorations play more of an impact on memories than one realizes until a person can no longer be involved with the person who made those memories.
I know Christmas, New Year’s Day, and now Valentine’s have all passed now recently. However, we do still have many other holidays coming up. I feel that my mind set has changed about creating more memories for my kids to remember. I’ve seen many wonderful ideas all over Pinterest. I feel it’s time to start actually making them with the kids.