Category Archives: traditions

Oral histories and interviews strike gold

While writing Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, my mother’s stories of everyday life around WWII in Japan, my eyes were opened to the gold of all personal stories, especially of culture and history. Sure, I had heard plenty of Mom’s childhood stories of … Continue reading

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Passing on cultural traditions

Today’s BlogHer Find Your Roots prompt is about family traditions. Of course we in the States have our standard holidays with their traditions, with some variation by family. The only special cultural tradition I’ve kept from my childhood has to do with New Year … Continue reading

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When traditions die

So I’m not quite up to speed in my life yet due to missing the whole month of November (see Nov 21 post, Loss of a Loved One), taking care of after effects, being busy at work and trying to catch … Continue reading

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