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!