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Family Traditions

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Today is a Jollydaze post about traditions. Join our holiday meme at the link.

My family has a tradition of goofiness. My mom, son, and brother can tell some of the funniest stories and the rest of us toss in one-liners like professional stand-ups.

So this cartoon fit right in with my post for today.
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

11 thoughts on “Family Traditions

  1. oh. my. goodness. What a riot! =]

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  2. Actually, the tradition is just the goofiness. The Birthday Olympics was my response to the busy schedules that didn't allow us all to celebrate for the five. But I didn't get away Scott free. When my birthday came around in January, my mom paid me back by making us all play pin the tail on the donkey! (The youngests in the fam are 12!) Just more goofiness.

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  3. Birthday Olympics, laughter and fun makes for a great tradition! Thanks for sharing this awesome tradition.

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  4. This sounds like so much fun. I love it when giggles and laughs are part of the celebration.Dianawww.pencildancer.com

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  5. Sounds fun! And people born outside this specific seaonal zone just get ordinary birthdays in your family?

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  6. Oh we DID! My nephew video taped it! I WISH I could find that video!

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  7. Sounds like you guys have a lot of fun.I love reading these stories.

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  8. Oh my gosh! That's so creepy-fun! I think I'll pass on that goofy tradition, though!

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  9. You guys are fun, for sure!We have a silly, kind-of-gross, tradition with the turkey heart. This comes from when I was a child – my mother did this – and my kids have adopted it. I make the turkey soup the old fashioned way for the stuffing – like mom used to make. We use the neck and gizzards in the soup. After the soup is done, we take out the heart and split it into four – now six because of a son in law and boyfriend – and each eat a piece of it…lol.My husband does NOT partake in this tradition…lol. It's just silly, and I'm surprised every year when my daughter divides up the heart and passes it around on Thanksgiving morning. It's like a dare to eat it.

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  10. Your Birthday Olympics tradition sounds like lots of fun for everyone, participants and observers alike.

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