I loved growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, with exciting family events. I know a lot of people are talking to counselors about their experiences from that age but not me. All I have are great memories now that our family is scattered and many of them gone.
In the late ‘70s I remember every January the family gatherings at my Nana Fick’s house. There was football on the TV and good food everywhere. There were sodas for us kids and the adults were drinking beer and playing cards in the basement.
It was not the traditional December 25th Christmas; it was the Russian Orthodox Christmas. I grew up with a family of Russian Orthodox and it was just another holiday, another reason to party. Now that I live in the south, the closest thing I can use to describe those family parties is the Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
As we close out this week of Christmas songs, I want to give you one more song that I love to hear each and every Christmas. Most people know this song because you can find it on YouTube as part of some Christmas light show featured at someone’s house.
The song is “Mad Russian Christmas.” While it may be known so much for light shows, it is also one of the greats that Trans Siberian orchestra performs at their shows each holiday season.
My mom made this request for this week’s blogs, and you know you have to honor Mom sometimes. It reminds me of those family fun times in the late ‘70s watching the Pittsburg Steelers with Terry Bradshaw win up through the play-offs to the Super Bowl.
Great memories are what this week is all about, whatever your family does for Christmas I hope you gather together and save the good memories; these are important things you can carry with you. I’m happy to close this week with a great rockin’ song, just like we opened it up.
I thank you for your visits to this blog and I hope you find the inspiration at the close of 2012 to make your 2013 a great year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I’ll see you on Monday as we kick off a new year of blog posts to rock the new year.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in 2013.