We just had a great storytelling session this evening with my husband's family. My father-in-law has been asking us to write down our childhood memories, but of course no one ever gets around to this. So this time one of my husband's sisters provided a video camera, and one of the older grandchildren manned it while everyone talked about things they remembered.
And we got some good stories filmed. There were stories of science fair projects, of little girls putting barrettes in their dad's hair (and of him finding them still there when he was at work), and of kids growing up and learning how to drive. There were stories of kids getting in trouble, stories of kids getting injured, and stories of kids saying funny things. You know how kids are when they're getting the world figured out.
We were just getting started when the camera ran out of tape.
We'll be getting together for this again soon. Memories are precious, and they sure can be a lot of fun.