Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Preserving Family Traditions

Have you documented the important family traditons and customs that your family celebrate? They may be unique to your culture, or simply unique to your family. My husband's father was a painter and traditionally created a screen print each year which became a very personal Christmas Card which was mailed out to all friends and relations annually. Our family has quite a collection of these.

The Age Epicure section this week produced an Italian issue and highlighted two friends efforts in preserving the rich traditons of food and family of their parents transplanted from their Southern Italian heritage.Locals to Melbourne's northern suburbs, Teresa and Angela state on their website Mangia Mangia - "We encourage all to rescue their families' culturally-defining and much cherished unwritten recipes and food traditions from extinction."

Wikinorthia: documenting life in Melbourne's north welcomes articles. Check the community category, articles under Every Day life includes an article on the "Lest we Forget" cookbook.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library also hosts a reminiscences program - currently monthly at Watsonia library where you are invited to come along and share your memorabilia and stories on various themes. The next theme is Marriage and family and will be held on Tuesday 9 June 2009 10.30am - 11.30 am.

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