Category Archives: Family traditions

The trouble with elephants and how I learned to use my voice for change

Shortly after my eighth birthday the circus came to town. Being the target demographic I obviously begged (and begged and begged) to go. My grandmother kindly abided and we drove to the forum one Saturday afternoon in April. I ate cotton candy, got a sparkly, yet itchy, wig and was mesmerized by the acrobats. But the show […]

Wreath making for the modern woman

One of my fondest childhood memories is of making Christmas wreaths with my grandmother. Each November, after a good cold snap, we would go out into the woods and gather fir boughs. We would make beautiful wreaths for our own front doors and gift several more to friends and relatives. Everyone loved them, and I […]