Tradition Tuesday 1

July 31, 2012
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Have you ever spent some time thinking how much tradition plays a part in our everyday life? Some families purpose to build tradition and heritage. Many others just keep tradition and don’t ever question why or at what cost.

That reminds me of the lady was preparing to cook a ham one day. Her young teenage daughter was helping her. She took the ham out and as was family custom cut off both ends and prepared it putting the largest part in one pot and the ends in a separate pot. Her daughters asked, “Mom, why do you cut the ends off?” Mom replies, “I don’t know exactly but I always have because that’s what my Mom did.” “Does it make it better or change the ham in any way?” asked the daughter. “No, I don’t think so, let’s call my Mother and ask her why she does it” said the Mom. So, the called the Mother and she told them, “well, I always cut the ends off of the ham because that’s the way my Mom did it.” So, the Mom and Daughter, still puzzled, planned to ask the Grand-mother and Great-grandmother, Grandmama, at the next family gathering that was the next week. That week came and once the Family was around the table enjoying a beautifully prepared meal and all the trimmings the Daughter remembered the question she had for her Great-grandmother. She asks, “Grandmama, we were fixing a ham the other day and Mom cut the ends off of the ham. She said she did it because her Mother did it. We called Grandma and she said she did it because you did it. Why did you cut the ends off when you prepared a ham?” Grandmama exclaimed, “I did it because I didn’t have a pot big enough.”

Some traditions should be questioned maybe, others shouldn’t perhaps. What about your family? Do have traditions passed on for generations that you have wondered their origin? Why not find out?

Tradition Tuesday blog post here on the Prepper Chaplain web site is to examine the value of tradition in our lives, help maintain good traditions and help start new traditions that may help to rebuild a good and peaceful society in the case of a societal collapse.

I hope you come back and check out the next Tradition Tuesday and add your comments and suggestion.

Blessings,

BroJim

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8 Responses to Tradition Tuesday 1

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    • Maryam on December 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

      I totally love this! Ours was never quite the same every year eihetr, nor has it been since we have turned into out own little family of 5. But I am thankful for the freedom to keep some things the same and to change things up according to what is important to our family that year. Thanks for sharing those memories!

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  4. Willy on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I totally love this! Ours was never quite the same every year eehitr, nor has it been since we have turned into out own little family of 5. But I am thankful for the freedom to keep some things the same and to change things up according to what is important to our family that year. Thanks for sharing those memories!

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