If you know me at all you know that I am a lover of “old things.” There’s just something so charming about things that have history! I think this is why I have been so fond of traditions.
I was talking to a good friend of mine a while back, and I was telling her that I didn’t really realize just how many traditions I shared with my mom, I guess I just became accustom to all of them because that’s just the way it’s always been, but now that she’s no longer here to enjoy these traditions with me it really puts things into perspective.
My mom had traditions for every single holiday, no wonder I am so taken with holidays, she always gave me something to look forward to! Man, I miss that woman!
My friend, Amanda, has been thinking of new traditions we can create and share together, and I just love her so much for it! I didn’t even mention anything to her about this, I swear she knows me better than I know myself, how she always seems to know what I need without me saying a word, I will never know!!
Easter is coming up, and I’ve been thinking back to when I was a child, my mom & I would decorate a chocolate cake with dyed green coconut flakes, malted chocolate eggs, and a chocolate Easter bunny in the center, as I grew we stopped making this cake because our family moved away, and in addition to this cake my mom always made a pineapple upside down cake, as our celebrations consisted of less family, we didn’t need two cakes. When she got sick I continued the tradition of making a pineapple upside down cake. My mom and I would also shop for Easter dresses, buy Easter Lillie’s, and make a ham dinner.
Now that I am an adult Neil and I have started some of our own traditions. Neil has recently been unable to eat pineapples, we’re not sure why, but he has a bad reaction to them, so instead of making a pineapple upside down cake this year I plan on making a strawberry cream one. I don’t have any children yet, but if I ever do, I plan to bring back the coconut & chocolate bunny cake!
What about you? Do you have any Easter traditions you would like to share?
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