What traditions do you keep?

The beginning of July marks two great national holidays. Canada’s Canada Day and the United States’ Independence Day. Interestingly enough, both holidays mark both country’s throwing off the chains of English enslavement and both holidays involve a long weekend. Not that we hold any kind of nationalist grudges around here…

Anyhow, holiday weekends always get us thinking about traditions. Human beings are tribal creatures and human culture gets passed down over time through traditions. As fascinating as the traditions themselves are, how they change over time is even more so.

And that brings us to the topic of this week’s Blog Off. Of the traditions that were handed down to you, how many of them do you keep? Which ones have you altered and how have you adjusted them to fit your life? Can you see your traditions being passed down to the people who follow you or do you think of them as just some things that you do? Let’s blog about traditions.

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[...] world views, each exploring a theme from his/her world view. This was about answering the question, What traditions do you keep? To explore how others handled the theme, check them out below. I will add links as they [...]

I guess the only thing that we can take for granted is… not being able to take things for granted! Certainly not having enough time to do all the things that must be done. I humped like hell yesterday and today and expect to do more of the same for the rest of the week and then get up on top of an eight-foot ladder and go back to work painting a raised deck. Did I mention I’ll be standing on the very top step of an eight-foot ladder! I bring all that up because the assumption is that you get to retirement age and, by gosh, you retire. HAW! I’m 66!

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