Mom: Breast cancer and heart disease survivor, mother of 6, wife, Grandma, and always an Italian mama
Allie: 17 year old daughter, high school senior, lacrosse player, cheerleader, Y Youth Leader, photographer extraordinaire. Creative and beautiful (her Mama says so!)
I found this little snippet somewhere titled "Southern Traditions" and was struck by how much it reminded me of how I was raised in our Italian household- so I "edited" it just a tiny bit. I believe these traditions should be kept alive- graciousness and kindness never go out of style
1) Setting a table with real cloth napkins
2) Writing thank you notes
3) Saying sir or ma'am (I LOVE this in the South!)
4) Giving a stranger a helping hand
5) Sitting on the porch and rocking for a spell
6) Slow cooking all day long
7) Setting out the cheese straws and sweet tea for company (or espresso and biscotti)
8) Canning, quilting, or crocheting- our grandmothers did them to make do, but we can do them to make a home
9) Pearls go with everything!
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir
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