Coming from an outport, I am steeped in so many Christmas Traditions that it
really is hard to seperate them and decide which one left the most indelible
print on my mind, but the one that still makes a tear come to my eye is the
sing song at my uncles house late on Christmas Eve. By the time that all the
families had gathered there, all hands would be in full voice. One uncle,
the eldest, with the deepest hardiest bass voice around, always let us get
the modern day carols out of the way and then, he'd stand in the center of
the room, assign parts to all singers and commence to conduct a rendition of
Silent Night that caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up. He
died a few years ago, and becauce of time and distances our traditions are
fading and being replaced by those which we are building within our own
families, but that memory will live on for many years to come. To me it
represents all that is good about Chirstmas; family, sharing, and loving.
Post by Lee Da Man
Has got to be having salt cod on Christmas eve
Post by Brockey
As always, the Marshmallow Man occupies his place of honor on the
Christmas tree this year, very visibly in the front. He has looked
better. In marshmallow years, his age would be positively biblical,
ancient enough to have been in attendance at the manger.
Does your family have special Christmas traditions?
It seems as if time passes family traditions fade and pass also. Oh the
times are a changing, does your family still keep the tradition alive? A
big part of our heritage and traditions have changed in the past 20 years
or so, and that's just from my own experience at the age of 27.
Anyone care to take us all for a walk down memory lane?