Category Archives: Traditions

End of the decade thoughts

This New Year’s Eve, write down for your descendants what this decade meant to you. This decade had bad parts, but for me good ones, too! Two editions of the book. Both kids graduated college. I got to move to … Continue reading

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Genealogy of the word “jitney”

I love words, and thinking about how we use them, and then don’t. One such word is “jitney”.   When I was growing up, a small grocery store at the bottom of our hill was called “Jitney Jungle”. Jitney can … Continue reading

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Entry in “Geneabloggers” Cookie Recipe Carnival: Toffee Squares

  My sister’s godmother, Marian Roberts, gave this recipe to Mother years ago, but swore Frances to secrecy because it was a “Roberts family secret.” Years later Mother found the same recipe on a package of flour. So she didn’t … Continue reading

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Advent Traditions

I love getting out my Advent wreath, putting the candles in with bobeches, and lighting the wreath each evening at dinner. When my children were little, we would do a lectionary reading and the candles at breakfast, too. Advent is … Continue reading

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