I’ve been scanning and editing old pictures for the past several months. I’ve discovered something while doing this…Families used to spend a lot more time sitting around the kitchen table in those days!
The photo above was taken in the early to mid-seventies of my sister-in-law and me, sitting at my little kitchen table. I loved that little octagon kitchen table very much! It was little and cute, and just right for my tiny kitchen. A lot of good times were spent around that little kitchen table–from family meals to playing board/card games with family and friends!
The next photo was taken in my mother-in-law’s kitchen, also in the seventies. That’s me and the same sister-in-law sitting with Ed’s mom. A lot of good times went on around this kitchen table, and many great meals were eaten while sitting there. I feel a bit nostalgic seeing my father-in-law’s favorite silver glass on the table. He drank from it at every meal, for as long as I knew him…
Here’s a photo of mine and Ed’s parents, along with our children. It was taken in Ed’s parents’ second kitchen. (Yes, they actually built a second kitchen for canning and large family gatherings.) Do you recognize that little octagon kitchen table? (By then, our family of five had out-grown the little table.) I love having old photos of our children with both sets of their grandparents…
Last, but not least, here’s a photo of family gathered around my parents’ kitchen table. There’s me and my sister-in-law again 🙂 You’ll also notice Ed’s mom in the edge of the photo. (It wasn’t unusual for our parents to join each other for special occasions.)
These days, people don’t gather together as much, and they certainly don’t spend time around kitchen tables like we used to do. Everyone is just too busy with other things. Too often, meals are eaten in front of the television or even in the car!
I wish everyone could just get back to the basics and what really matters most–time spent with loved ones around the kitchen table! I highly recommend it.