Wednesday, December 3, 2008

You'll shoot your eye out

Well it's fair to say that the 2008 Christmas Season has arrived. With each upcoming holiday activity is a pleasant memory of one from the past.

One of my favorite memories was the annual viewing of the classic movie "A Christmas Story". My daughter, son, wife and I would watch this fun movie at least once each Christmas season. We never got tired of it.

There are so many favorite scenes for me that it's hard to narrow down the one I like the best, and my favorite constantly changes the more I reflect. One of them is definitely the scene where Ralphie tells his mother that he wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, to which she replies that he can't have one because he'll shoot his eye out.

Enjoy that scene with this trip down memory lane:

One Christmas, my wife and I bought our son a Red Ryder BB gun and I had fun playing with it. Our son is now an adult living on his own, but in the bowels of my basement is his Red Rider BB gun.

This weekend I'll go down to the basement and secretly play with it. I don't want my wife to know because she might tell me, "you'll shoot your eye out".

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

1 comment:

Charles Long said...

I remember my first BB gun. Good times all around.