Thanksgiving will soon be here and for the past couple of years we have not had our traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the family members. With trips up to Indiana, our family traditions have sort of taken a back seat.
Growing up, we lived with my grandmother off and on for much of my childhood. She was the oldest of five children and grew up on a farm. She taught me how to sew and cook and I was very close to her. Family tradition was very important to her and that included birthdays. We had quite a few birthdays in December. My great-grandfather's birthday was on the 22nd and mine was on the 26th. My youngest daughter was born on the 12th. This picture was taken at my grandmother's house in celebration of our three birthdays. My great-grandfather turned 90 years old. I turned 24 and my daughter 2. Yes, our birthdays were usually celebrated on Christmas.