What is your favorite family memory or tradition?
My favorite family memory dates back to November 2006 when my six siblings, my mom, and I moved to the States permanently. I just remember refusing to eat certain meals that seemed unusual and experiencing what I now know as snow fall for the first time. It was honestly a favorite memory because it became a climatic point in our lives as a family. – Gladys A.
When we were younger, my sister and I went to Disney World with my aunt and her three sons. My aunt packed lunch for us, but unbeknownst to us kids, she did not actually make sandwiches, but brought the ingredients and utensils to make the sandwich during lunch…again, at Disney World. We found out as we walked towards the packed gate, as the handles of the bags my aunt carried broke and everything fell out. Everyone stared at us. My sister was left to help my aunt, and the rest of us just scattered. We still laugh about it to this day. – Janine G.
My favorite family traditions are usually surrounded around holidays and food. When I was young and still lived in California, my paternal grandmother hosted Christmas. After attending a Christmas Eve church service, a few of my cousins and I always spent the night at Grandma’s house. I remember the smell of the house from her cooking some not so savory delicacies to the sweet smell of her homemade German Chocolate cake, and of course getting to lick the spoon that had left over cake batter on it. My cousins and I would try to stay up all night and even slept in our sleeping bags around the Christmas tree. – Alexis J.