Finding a group of carolers, or better still, go caroling with the neighbors. This seems like a lost art form?
Board games for those cold snowy days/ nights. Monopoly (Skanopoly!), Sorry, Parcheesi, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Clue, Cribbage, Trouble, Othello, Poke-no, Chinese Checkers, Battleship, Life, Chutes & Ladders, Risk, Trivial Pursuit and Backgammon.
Then there was Pick-up-Sticks, Yahtzee, Ball & Jacks, Dominoes and Liars Dice.
Well, I guess that is enough of memory lane for this Holiday Season. My children are in their late twenties, and I hope they can come up with a similar list that they may wish to pass on to their friends and eventually their children!
Scott Drahos grew up on his family's farm in Aurora, which is now the site of McKensie Childs Pottery. A retired army reservist and registered landscape architect, he has relocated back to CNY and now resides in Skaneateles. Reach him at email@example.com.