Scott Kramer Tell Us One Of The Best Christmas Gifts You Have Gotten.
One of the best Christmas gifts I’ve given over the years didn’t cost a thing and brought back some wonderful family memories. In 1966, my oldest brother had received a portable reel-to-reel tape recorder for Christmas and at a large family gathering that day, he interviewed the relatives by asking their names and ages (of course, this elicited many funny comments from everyone). At least 30 years had passed when I found one of the old tapes in storage (the recorder was long gone) and after tracking down a reel-to-reel machine, I transferred the tape to a modern format. As a surprise at Christmastime, I had everyone gather in our family living room and pressed play on the machine. Needless to say, hearing all of the voices after so many years caused memories to flood back for everyone!
There was a lot of laughter while everyone listened, but there were some tears as well. Many of the voices of those on the tape were now with The LORD and hearing them talk again brought back many wonderful feelings. As I mentioned, the gift didn’t cost anything, but it sure brought joy to hear Christmas memories once again after thirty years!