The Best Times are Together Times

posted Dec 10, 2013, 11:08 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 3:22 PM ]


This time of year brings out such a variety of emotions, we often find ourselves switching moods because of an advertisement we saw on TV, a song heard on the radio or a group of carolers strolling our neighborhoods.

No matter what or how you celebrate, the November/December holidays generally take us right back to those special times in our lives. I always find myself remembering a special moment...and not necessarily from my childhood.

It could be our first holiday as a newly-married couple, or our children's first holiday. Maybe that time just a few years ago playing with a niece or nephew as everyone tried to figure out just how that new gadget worked.

Or, it could be the last holiday spent with a parent, grandparent, best friend, sibling, spouse, partner or anyone special in your life.

These, I think, are the best kind of holiday memory. Sure, the toys, games, balls, games, puzzles, clothes, trips were all great times, but the memories made with friends and families are the best.

December will mark the beginning of my tenth year as a member of the staff at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center. A personal best of sorts, but we won't get into that. When I look what is coming down for the pike for this place, it seems that our best times are yet to come. The "baby boomer effect" will impact us for the next 30 years, and just thinking about the future gets us excited to have a hand in planning for it. Happy Holidays!