General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Scottish Census

New Scottish census records

Do you have Scottish ancestors?

Perhaps you do and you just didn't know! Search our brand new Scottish census records today and discover if you have Scottish roots.

Search Scottish Census

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Do unto others.

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Inky1

Inky1 Report 22 Dec 2012 22:42

We have our Christmas meal in the evening.

For the past two years I have accompanied my OH and daughter to help at the Christmas lunch/social organised by the local Association of Churches. This lunch happens every year in the hall of Parish Church.

It's a bit like a small military operation, with many volunteers. Upwards of 80 'guests' (who are very old and/or frail, and most importantly would otherwise probably not have spoken to anybody that day) are collected, cosseted, fed turkey (except for one vegetarian last year) given a few drinks, made to sing a few carols then watch the Queen's speech and, finally, taken back to their homes.

This year they will be without me - I will be in the pub with a son who is home from overseas for Christmas. But I expect I will be back helping at the hall next year.

And you, dear reader???????????????

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 22 Dec 2012 22:49

We normally have Christmas for the family at our house but this year my daughter and son in law decided that they would like us to go to their house for the day. That's fine with me. As long as we are together I don't care where we are.

I hope you enjoy having your son home and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.