Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Traditions and Election Day

I admit it. I am a sucker for tradition. For me, it ranks right up there with order and routine. Seriously though traditions give us a sense of stability in a world that is often uncertain. Traditions can provide us with a sense of who we are and where we come from. Traditions can keep us connected to one another, give us a sense of continuity and traditions provide rich memories.

An Election Day Tradition
Some traditions are serious and some are fun. Rick and I have an Election Day tradition that is both serious and fun, depending on the election. While we lead very busy lives and voting by mail has now been made available to us, we continue to go to the polls each election to cast our votes. We go together after work and then head over to Keegan's Sport Grill, where we a enjoy a nice casual dinner and a glass of wine out on the patio. We discuss our thoughts about the election, the state of our nation, our state, our lives, and our children's lives. Sometimes we are on opposite sides of issues and while we take our responsibility seriously, we do have fun and lively debates. Then we go home and watch the telly as the results come in. We've done this every election we've been together.

We enjoy many traditions in our family as well. Some of our traditions have been passed down from generations, some have evolved from adding new family members, some have just evolved because an activity became meaningful. All are a cherished part of our lives.

What traditions do you enjoy?


  1. We don't have many traditions now. When the kids were younger we had a lot of things that we did routinely. Now that they are older and busier it's hard to stay course and of course they outgrow them. So now we are creating new traditions when we can!

  2. Deborah, We just created a new one to help us stay connected during this busy season. It is a laid-back Fall Brunch with just the kids and us. We just set aside the time to re-connect and enjoy each other. And I did some shameless promotion for Brandi's business. It's all about celebrating each other. I posted pics over at my other fun blog www.theskinnyonmini.blogspot.com if you would like to take a peek. What I have found is that we all really long for and look forward to an anchor in our lives ~ Not one that ties us down, but one that is just always there when we need it. That's really what it's all about. Have a great day!