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Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Tradition!

Happy Friday All,

Has everyone had a good week? Mine seems to have flown by, but then again, I was pretty busy.

If you've seen the musical, Fiddler On The Roof, you might remember a song called Tradition. It talks about all the different traditions that hold the community together.

In my family we had traditions that brought us together. For Christmas we tied together all kinds traditions from around the world. There's a Scandinavian tradition called the Yule Goat. Much like Santa Claus, this goat brings gifts to good little boys and girls. We would talk about the Yule Goat bringing this or that. It was great fun. My Dad started making a German Christmas bread/coffee cake baked good called stollen (pronounced "schol-en"). Wikipedia called it a "fruit cake", but this isn't quite as dense. It has nuts, candied fruit, cinnamon, and raisins (well at least the way my Dad makes it).

For some of the weddings in my family, the night before, at the rehearsal dinner some of the siblings would get up and give the "Mawiage" speech from The Princess Bride.

The point is, traditions are fun, bring people together and inspire us.

So what sort of fun traditions do you have in your life?

Have A Fabulous Friday!

2 comments:

TessStJohn said...

How wonderful.

I'm not sure we have many family traditions...I have to think on that.

Bethany said...

Tess,

Yeah, I had to think about it a bit. I'm sure we have more, but those ones were right off the top of my head.

Thank you so much for dropping by :-)