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Cindy: There’s Richness In Ritual

A rainbow of brightly hued eggs peeked from the drab gray carton. It wouldn’t have been Easter weekend without colored eggs, jellybeans and new shirts for the boys to wear to church. At 15 and 20, Sam and Zack gamely did their part to keep our Easter tradition alive, though coloring eggs no longer rates very high on their “fun things to do” lists. The process is a lot quicker and a lot less messy with two young men than it was with four little boys. The best part is no one tries to drink the dye anymore. At least I don’t think they do. As my nest empties it’s sometimes difficult to know which rituals to hold on to and which to let go of. Flipping through the calendar I can spot a family tradition every month/Cindy Hval, SR Front Porch. More here.

Do you have any daily, weekly or monthly rituals or traditions?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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