I am stumped. A little.
I tried to write a list of 10 Traditions Christine suggested we do this week and I couldn’t really think of any we observe at home. I am sure we do and it is some severe lack of chocolate that is causing me to blackout. In the mean time I will go back to my crazy Balkan roots because there were plenty of bizarre things that my grandparents did every year. As you read my list please bear in mind we lived in a fancy apartment building in the capitol. Yep. One year my grandma bought a live chicken at the market cause she wanted to cook fresh like farmers do. I think her and grandpa tried to slaughter it in the bathtub and after failing miserably (neither of them were farm folks growing up) they returned it alive and well. I kinda liked having chicken in the bathroom but luckily that did not become one of our family traditions.
10 things that aren’t the same ( Chosen by Julia )
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10 ODD TRADITIONS I REMEMBER GROWING UP
1. Fermenting cabbage heads ( kiseli kupus ) in a huge barrel in our bathroom every winter.
2. Watching the 7:30 news every evening together. Can you imagine doing that as a family these days?
3. Going shopping to Austria for Persil laundry detergent, Milka chocolate and Wrigley chewing gum.
4. Fixing the car in the parking lot of our apartment building with my grandpa.
5. Going to the graveyard on 1st November and spending crazy money on candles and flowers.
6. Roasting a pig for 1st of May. It’s odd because there were only grandma, grandpa and I.
7. Family get together every 1st of January when everyone is clearly hungover which resulted in an argument of some sort.
8. Hiring a photographer to take photos of funerals of family members.
9. Beating the carpet ( which was my chore once a week ). Odd because we had a very fancy vacuum cleaner.
10. Getting a package of home made food from relatives every year. Is it even allowed to mail perishables these days?