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Why do family traditions have to die when someone dies?
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WallSal55    Posted 11-08-2002 at 08:02:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is one question I do not have for my children. I certainly feel the same way they do.
Sighhh. (Even when the family farm gets sold, watch the family traditions stop.)

June in SD    Posted 11-09-2002 at 06:53:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's because we don't have the courage or oomph to stand in the middle of our hurt and grief. My Dad, who was Mr. Christmas in our family died on Dec. 1, in l976. I didn't want to know about Christmas that year, but my middle daughter, who was 16 at the time, said, we have to have Christmas for Megan (my youngest who was 5 at the time, and confused by the loss). My precious clown put on the mantle of Mrs. Christmas (she has done so every year since) and dug up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree and decorated it. Every time I think about that little tree, I laugh through my tears.

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