But I still resemble Tevye just a little, waving my hands over my head in the village of Anatevka whilst shaking my belly and belting out a good Yiddish ditty.....and like him ...I am a sucker for tradition.
Families make their own traditions.....some are handed down from generation to generation...... Others develop of their own accord .
Traditions maintain continuity and promote stability.
and they can give you the feeling that you have just been visited by old friends
That is the positive aspect of tradition
Now at this time of year two traditions are visited here in out small corner of North Wales. The first is a family dinner, which my sister terms warmly as a " harvest Supper". We are all meeting up tonight for that, each sibling responsible for a course at the dinner.
The other tradition is the making of the Halloween pumpkin which will sit on the kitchen window for a few weeks before the 31st, warding off evil spirits from the cottage boundary.
Now, I am not a lover of Halloween.....it's gone all too Jamie lee Curtis for my liking....but I do like preparing the pumpkin' s sad little face a good few days before the event.....
It sorts of bookends the finish of summer and welcomes the start of winter.
Now what traditions does everyone adhere and welcome?