Family Flashbacks (18)

With this new year still in its diapers/nappies, I find myself reflecting back on this date in previous years, and this one, sixteen years ago, came to mind. We were happily ensconced in Omaha, Nebraska, and we had had a lovely all-day snowfall. I had just finished shoveling the driveway and took time to go back out again, at 20 minutes after midnight, to savor again the glow of our holiday decorations. I still miss our home of 18 memorable years there, but it’s history now, and we have moved on to wonderful new frontiers.

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17 Responses to Family Flashbacks (18)

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    What a glowing, colourful, beautiful scene! Makes me smile :)

  2. Meanderer says:

    I was about to write what Ms Liz has written! How very beautiful and festive. Did you send this photo out as Christmas cards? It would work wonderfully!

  3. A warm red glow indeed. I understand how it would make you nostalgic.

    • krikitarts says:

      It was appropriate for the warm internal glow I had from that shoveling exercise–which I usually really enjoyed. Can’t say I miss it very much now, though!

  4. Nice memory. The warmth coming form your house must have warmed you as you returned from elsewhere.

    Although we don’t do lights for the holiday season, several of our neighbors do.The nicest being this one. It is also now a memory as the house has been sold and the display gone.

    • krikitarts says:

      There was much warmth there indeed, and it continues even though that house is relegated to history. I shudder to think what it would take to be able to have a similar house here, but we are so fortunate to be where we are, and the warmth is still with us.

  5. settleandchase says:

    This looks so magical!

  6. Reading today’s headlines I guess you are now in a better continent…… even though you will miss it. But still many more happy memories no doubt :-)

  7. bluebrightly says:

    It’s good that you can miss the old place AND appreciate what you have now – holding contradictions isn’t easy. That warm glow on the snow is wonderful!

  8. shoreacres says:

    Snow and Christmas lights are a favorite memory from my years in Iowa. The color of your house adds to the effect; it looks warm and inviting, and ready for carolers, Santa, or neighbors.

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