Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I am in the midst of a fairly busy day of trying to keep some of our family Christmas traditions alive. The presents were opened, my mother got her traditional box of Ganong chicken bones (which are almost impossible to find in Ontario), we had eggs for breakfast and eveyone has now gone outside to build a snowman. Best of all the turkey is stuffed and about to go into the oven. Christmas is one of those interesting days where family traditions, our personal heritage, get revived and passed from one generation to the next. It is always nice for me to see heritage work on this personal level.

Despite the busyness of the day, I wanted to take the time to say Merry Christmas to all of the volunteers, visitors, members, partners, friends, board members, researchers and enthusiasts who make the work of the Annapolis Heritage Society possible. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful day.

By the way, to those outside the Maritimes, chicken bones are pink cinnamon candies with a filling of bittersweet chocolate. We don't give my mother pieces of a used chicken carcass as some of you may have been thinking. Chicken bones usually appear on the shelves sometime just before Christmas.

All for now,
RGS

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