Wednesday's Words on a Friday
The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.
Share a tradition you have this time of year, when, why or how it became a tradition and how it makes you feel.
This is tough, traditions are usually something that occurs at the same time and place, in the same way, for years, decades, generations. I don't have anything like that. Things change here from one year to another, depending on what plans the kids have and now that the grandchildren are grown, things are even more different.
How many years does something have to happen before it is called a tradition? I would think two or three isn't long enough, perhaps after five years, the same event in the same place might be called a tradition, especially if plans are made for "same time, same place, next year"
The only thing I do every year is to clean the house from top to bottom, practically inside out too, but not for Christmas. This is for New Year, because you do not carry "old dirt" into the new year. The origins of this, I believe, is that you don't carry grudges from one year to the next, instead you make peace with your friends and family, to get a fresh start with the fresh new year.
But it works just as well for housekeeping. I like to start the new year with cleaned floors, polished furniture, washed curtains and fresh sheets on the bed. Even the fridge and pantry get a clean out.
I guess that counts as a tradition.