Friday, September 1, 2017

52 questions in 52 Weeks - Week 10

What were some of your family traditions that you remember?

Traditions revolved mostly around holidays... my Grandma would bake a ton of cookies and send them for me to decorate. But here are some "non-holiday" memories.

Mom baked cakes when I was growing up as a small business. She would level the cakes and save the tops for me. I can't even count the number of times I had cake for breakfast. Best.Mom.Ever!

Dad planted a garden each year. I loved helping him. So, he would plant the corn 3 per spot... he would drop 2 and my "job" was to follow and add 1 more. Same with beans. I liked the corn the best, because they added fertilizer to it that made the seeds hot pink. I was always disappointed that the ears of corn weren't pink.

In the Spring and Summer, we would "go for a drive". We'd travel back country roads looking at fields and watching for wildlife. Sometimes, we'd stop for an ice cream on the way home. Crazy how simple things were the most memorable.

I ran across this challenge about a year ago and thought it was a marvelous idea...

The whole idea is to tell your own story by answering one question a week. People that love ancestry love finding diaries, journals, and letters, because they tell about everyday life. Not just the big stuff, but the every day little stuff.

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