Preserving Family History During the Holidays
As our families gather together during the holiday season, we are often celebrating and reenacting traditions that have been passed down for generations. The house has been tidied up; the whole family is there, what a perfect time to dedicate a few moments to preserving our heritage!
You might still use Great Grandma’s gravy boat, or as we do in my family’s case, ceremonially mix the gravy with the old heirloom metal spoon that has been completely worn down on one corner from years of stirring. Perhaps you are all gathered in Grandma and Grandpa’s house, cooking traditional Thanksgiving foods, but with your own family’s cherished recipes. Here are some suggestions for preserving these wonderful memories you are creating: