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January 1, 2014

This morning while sitting in in my recliner chair, in my PJ’s, wrapped in a quilt, watching the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade.  I was flooded with childhood memories of past New Year’s Days.

As young children we always awoke to the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.  Then, the four of us kids, in our pajama’s,  sitting on the living room floor in front of the TV.  Each of us with our plates of the hot rolls with the pat of butter melting and dripping down the sides.

Mom would be so proud to know that this tradition continues on in her honor.  I hope that somewhere deep in her mind she will understand how her love is still with us, when I tell her that the tradition even continued in Okinawa, Japan at 1:00 am this morning.  You see, my youngest daughter is currently living in Okinawa with her Marine husband and teen-age son.  I was brought to tears this morning when I read a note from her saying that she was waiting for the parade to start and that the cinnamon rolls were in the oven. Even with a 15 hour time difference, she still followed our New Year’s Day tradition. That is what I call dedication to a time honored family memory!

We never know what small gestures will make a forever impression in our lives.

Happy New Year to each of you and may you find renewed joy in this new year; as well as many happy memories from the past!

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One Comment
  1. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. We truly never do know what we may instill in our children that will improve their lives. Let us always strive for beauty and love. XxxOooo

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