Friday, December 23, 2011

Roots


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Over the river and through the woods
To Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

By Diane Forrest,

I used to sing this song every year on my way to my grandmother's house at Christmas.  Every year when I was young, we would make the three hour trip to visit grandparents, great grandmothers, great aunts and other family.  We would always take those 4 generation pictures...Great grandmother, grandmother, mother and me.  I would listen as they talked about years past, and how their Christmases were like.  One of the favorite traditions involved chocolate!  (See where I get it from?)  One of my great grandmother's sons lived in California, and couldn't come home during the holidays.  So every year he would send her a huge box of chocolate candy.   Well...because she had so many family members, she would offer each person 1 piece.  That was such a treasured piece of candy because it was sent with love, and shared with love from family across the country, to family at home.  And...it was chocolate!

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Today on Root Day, share some family memories with your family, and if you are like me, you may want to write the stories down, or use a tape recorder so you can pass stories along to future generations.

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For more information about your roots, visit http://www.ancestry.com/?o_xid=21837&o_lid=21837&o_sch=Search

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