A Bit Of Me


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We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question:  Do you have a favorite holiday? Which one?Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/category/a-bit-of-meme/#ixzz1VOtjUl8A
For 23 years, my favorite holiday was Christmas Eve.  The Italian custom is to have a 7 fish dish supper and for 23 years, I hosted that.  It became a 4 day tradition with my boys.  The day before school officially let out for Christmas vacation, I would keep my youngest son home from school and we would go grocery shopping for Christmas Eve.  Then come home and clean the house.  The following day, pick up the fish and start cleaning it and preparing the food that was on our menu.  It would take 2 full days of preparation and cooking.  Christmas Eve we would have a sit down dinner with immediate family and close friends, approximately 20 people.  And then around 10pm  we had an “open house” until the wee hours into the morning with family and friends stopping by, eating leftovers, having coffee and, a couple of drinks and enjoying the company.  It became a tradition not only for my boys, but for their friends too.  And as they got older, the longer the night became lol.
Approximately 6 years ago I had to, and it was a disappointment to many including myself, I physically couldn’t do it anymore due to my back.  And in those 6 years, Christmas has changed. Now they are bittersweet.  I didn’t think being in the tail end of the baby boomers, issues like holidays would also be affected.
What about you?  What is your favorite holiday?

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