Tag Archives: Traditions

Saying “I Love You” through clenched teeth – My Messy Beautiful

Four Generations

It is a beautiful cycle: that of being first a daughter, then a mother, and then a grandmother.  A cycle steeped in love, understanding, tears, comfort, joy, pain, fear, pride, beauty, and bound by even more love.  Ideally. When that cycle is broken, we become broken daughters who become broken mothers. Right now I’m right […]

The North vs. The South: Wealth, Luck and Good Fortune on New Year’s Day

Traditional Southern New Year's Dinner

It always seems to go back to the Civil War.  Those “silly” Southern traditions that migrated North with my family when we moved from Georgia to Maine just 4 short years ago.  The ones that I am determined to preserve in our family. I find that my Northern friends are fascinated with our traditions. I’m […]