But where did the Home Team get their starter kits?
Habits and beliefs and cultures are handed down across generations – sometimes a thread at a time. With a little sleuthing you might find that your grandmother learned to love camping from her parents. And your parents picked up that thread from her and gave it to you. You might discover that your favorite apple fritter recipe came from Germany with your grandfather’s family. Sometimes you might find a little hardship or sadness in there too. Your aunt might have been teased about her weight when she was a little girl and that is why she is extra careful with her kids – no sugar allowed! It might be why her kids notice people’s weight – tease people about their weight a lot. Sometimes the threads are complicated.
Good sleuthing brings understanding. And reasons to celebrate. And you will be in the driver’s seat, opening windows onto the past and into your family’s unique culture.