We are on Week 8 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Journal. I hope everyone will join me this week to talk about memories of Winter Family Times.
Did your family take annual winter vacations? Did you go on mini-trips, perhaps skiiing or skating adventures? Did your family like to toboggan every weekend? Tell us about your fun Family Times.
My father decided to teach me to skate when I was quite young (8 or 9 years old). He took me out to a frozen lake, I suspect it was Lake Ontario but really can't say for sure. I loved it as we spent time together and had a lot of fun.
Finally he decided I was ready to try my skates without holding on to his hand, so he bought me a hockey stick to use for support. I was pretty thrilled and off we went. We spent a few more skating times together this way but one day my mother decided she was coming too. Her first time out on the ice she fell, taking quite a hard tumble backwards and striking her head on the ice. We never went again!
I never did learn to skate without that hockey stick but still, it was a fun Winter Family time.