Sometimes we look back on the memories and we are either still laughing or we are laughing instead of screaming. But sometimes the memory is a quiet smile thinking about the time away, the break in the busy schedule and (or) the time to enjoy one of our favorite things. During this very hectic week, with meetings added into the regular busy (which is why this is a little late) schedule, just thinking of times "away" gives smiles.
Dad and I both loved history. We tried to go, regularly, to the Minnesota History Center. Dad contributed stories to the "Greatest Generation" Collection. When we were traveling, especially on a cruise, we would take the history excursions. There were a couple of trips to various historic sites near wherever we were living. Technically my "day off" is on Friday so we would take day trips so I could "get away" - of course my cell phone was always with me if there was an emergencey. Meanwhile Dad and I could enjoy learning, and seeing, the history.
These are special memories to enjoy with a "quiet" smile. Sometimes it is a quiet smile instead of the laughter that keeps us from screaming. What about you? What "quiet" memories do you have?