100 Word Challenge: Tradition

A few friends were recently discussing holiday traditions and a new grandma asked for suggestions on what she could do for her new grandbabies, something that she could build on every year. Some of the possibilities included: A special ornament each season or making ornaments together New holiday pajamas to open on Christmas Eve Cultural […]

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It’s looking a lot like Christmas

Ornaments, white snow Sandy Claus is coming to town You better watch out For the past several years, I have gone to a local beach to snap a holiday photo. Sand on the Gulf Coast of Florida is crystalline quartz. It looks like fine, white sugar… or snow. Taking a new Christmas picture the first […]

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Holiday tradition

bunny pajamas

“It’s tradition.” “I know.” This was an overdue talk, but one I still didn’t want to have. “All I’m saying is maybe you could change it up a bit.” “Your grandmother passed it to me, and her mother passed it to her.” My mother refused to look at me, instead she focused on folding the […]

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She sells seashells

From water we came To water we shall return Baptism and death *At every cemetery I’ve visited, seashells are a common grave decoration. Not in that the shell motifs adorn markers, but actual shells define the grave site – either lined up along the top of the gravestones, or along the edges of the plot. What […]

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Graffiti wisdom: yo mama says

It’s part of the tradition of being a parent to bequeath pearls of wisdom, bits and pieces of advice, passed from mother to child like cherished family histories, or a treasured necklace created bead by bead, one lifetime to another. Oft repeated until each generation can recite by rote, fingering a bead with every spoken […]

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