Build traditions in your families that will bring you together,
for they can demonstrate your devotion, love, and support for one another…

[L. Tom Perry]


A hundred years ago, when my mama was born, her grandfather gave her a tiny wooden chair. When my children were small, my father made each of them a tiny wooden chair patterened after mama’s. This is my grandson sitting on one of those chairs — well worn for all its use. My daughter is having a woodcraftsman make this little lad a chair of his own. Come to think of it, the overalls are a tradition too. Daddy’s usually had walnut shavings caught in the cuffs.