Monday, January 2, 2012

NaBloPoMo (2)


What did I do on New Year's Day?  Let me see...I tried to get my sons and my husband up to go with me over to my grandfather's for my family's annual New Year's Day meal...I ended up going by myself.  This is a very southern tradition and the fare consists of hog jowl (very much like bacon, but thick and yummy), black-eyed peas, turnip greens, and cornbread.  The superstitious believe that if you don't eat this meal before noon on the day, you won't have good luck in the new year.  I didn't make it.  Oh well.  Some years I've eaten the meal in time and others I haven't so it hasn't ever seemed to make much difference.  I'm not quite sure how superstitious I am.  I guess if I really was, I would have made sure I got there in time.  Needless to say, the food was great and so was the company! I ended up staying over there for a few hours, having a nice talk with my cousins.

The rest of the day, I spent blogging and trying to catch up on some stuff.  Which is what I'm going to go do right now.  I really must choose which reading challenges I'll be doing this year.

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting tradition. My parents do black eye peas. I'm not one to be superstitious, but they shoved a bowl in my hand when I visited. Lol

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