Twenty-nine years later, the twins gave the gift back to the family by reading the same story to all of us, one reading one page, the other reading the next and both reading the last. (And, yes, I have most of it on a video.)
L and M read to their entire family.
The gift of reading and the gift of a family tradition carried into the next generation.
The challenge is: It is the holiday season and a time for giving. So give Smile readers the gift of sharing, sharing a family photograph. It can be a gift given or received, it can be the gift of talent, it can be the gift of having the photograph itself. The interpretation of gift is yours.
This is also my post for the Geneal-Bloggers Advent Calendar, Christmas Gifts, the challenge reads: What were your favorite gifts, both to receive and to give? Are there specific gift-giving traditions among your family or ancestors?
Answers: Family, memories like this one, were and still are my favorite gifts. Gift-giving traditions starting with my three sons included books, educational toys, records, puzzles. They were always the first to buy, and are still my favorite to give to the grandchildren.