Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Family Heritage Dinner

While we were in Colorado, my Mom had this great idea of planning a Family Heritage Dinner. We used recently inherited family china and silver. And, accented our meal with family recipes including my Granny's Golden Glow salad and apple crisp representing the generation who owned an apple orchard.

After dinner, we sat on the porch and looked at family photos, read letters and newspaper clippings, saw leather leg protectors worn during WWI and learned more about our family history. What a great way to preserve our heritage.

My sister had a great post up about this after she got home - go here to see pictures and read more details!

7 comments:

Jenny said...

I love family history. This reminds me of my grandmother who would do some thing simlar. I loved hearing stories not only about my mom growing up. But about her grandmother. How they grew up. I was most intrested in the courting of different relitives. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Excellent idea and what a great way to teach your children about their family roots!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

I love family history!

carrie said...

Monica,

Glad you're getting caught up on posts! I saved the apple crisp photo for you to use on your blog--sorry I didn't get that to you. Would you still like it, or any of the ones from the dinner?

daisyaday said...

What a unique way to learn about your family heritage, by getting to experience it rather than just hearing about it.

Your blog header is beautiful, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I've thought of so many things that could have been shared that night that we didn't have time for -- so maybe we'll do this again sometime!

Love, Mom

Lisa said...

Such a sweet remembrance. Thanks for sharing!