Family Traditions.In our April 2000 issue, we asked readers to tell us about their favorite family customs. Many thanks to those of you who responded! We received so many interesting and touching responses. Here are just a few.
My family and I go with a rocketeer rock·et·eer
1. One who launches, rides in, or pilots rockets.
2. One, such as a scientist, who is an expert in rocketry. club the first Saturday of every month to launch our model rockets. It's a blast! There are a lot of different cool rockets there, big and small, short and tall. The best part is when our creation is shooting toward the sky. I get the butterflies when we go to launch our rockets.
Jonathan Apodaca, Age 10 Colorado
We eat dinner with our family on Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. together, no matter what.
Nicole Alkire, Age 8 Maryland
One of our family traditions is to share our Halloween candy with children who might not have any. Each of us children gives away some of our trick-or-treat candy. Our parents put it in a bag and add it to the box of used clothing that we give away.
Timmy Kenny, Age 10 New Jersey
Every year on the first Sunday in May, our family walks the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Not to be confused with Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, also known simply as the Bay Bridge, is a major bridge in the U.S. state of Maryland, which spans the Chesapeake Bay and connects the state's Eastern and Western Shore regions. . It is a 4.3-mile walk. We walk from the eastern shore of the bay to the western shore. We pack a lunch and stop at the highest point of the bridge to eat. While eating, we watch the people walk by. Our family takes lots of pictures. We always look forward to the yearly Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk.
Kaitlin Wetzel, Age 11 Maryland
My family's tradition is snuggle time. I have two of them. One is in the morning from 6:45 to 7:00 A.M. The other is at 8:55 to 9:00 P.M.
Channing Laurin, Age 9 Florida
My family tradition is that on New Year's Eve we bang pots and pans. First, before any banging, we wait a few minutes after midnight because we like to see the ball drop in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. .
Every time my mom's side of the family gets together for Christmas, all the men have a table-tennis tournament.
Andrew Sommers, Age 12 Delaware
What my family does for a tradition is have family night. What we do is play board games This is a list of board games. This page classifies board games according to the concerns which might be uppermost for someone organizing a gaming event or party. See the article on game classification for other alternatives, or see for a list of board game articles. , dance, and have pizza. It's really fun.
Rebecca Hausknecht, Age 7 Louisiana
I am Chinese and I live in Taiwan. Every year my family and I celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: Chūnjié), or Spring Festival . The legend of Chinese New Year says: A long time ago, a dragon would come to a village every year to eat people. One year an old man was sick, and his wife had to care for him. So they could not hide from the dragon. A beggar came to their home to beg for food. He promised to save the old woman and old man from the dragon if they would give him some Chinese dumplings to eat. The beggar scared the dragon away by hanging red banners on the door and hitting two sticks together to make lots of noise. So every Chinese New Year we celebrate by hanging red banners on our door, eating Chinese dumplings, and shooting fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
Explosives or combustibles used for display. Of ancient Chinese origin, fireworks evidently developed out of military rockets and explosive missiles and accompanied the spread of military explosives westward to .
David Chaing, Age 9 Taiwan
My mom and her sisters decided to use their maiden name maiden name
A woman's family name before she is married. Used of a surname that is replaced by a woman when she marries. Also called birth name. , Crain, as all the kids' middle names. My name is Adam Crain Klemons, my sister is Stephanie Crain Klemons, my cousins are Brandon Crain Brown, Harris Crain Brown, and Austin Crain Brown. When my Aunt Stacey has children they will be named baby Crain Rabinowitz to keep the tradition going.
Adam Crain Klemons, Age 9 New Jersey
My family tradition is I always have a parade at my birthday. We march down the street so the neighbors know it's my birthday.
Hannah Maryanski, Age 7 California
Every Friday evening my family celebrates shabbat. We make a special dinner, then light the shabbat candles in the candlestick Candlestick
A price chart that displays the high, low, open, and close for a security each day over a specified period of time. holders that belonged to my great-grandparents. Next we say the prayer over the wine, which is always juice so I can have some. Finally, we say the prayer over the challah, a special braided braid·ed
a. Produced by or as if by braiding.
b. Having braids.
2. Decorated with braid.
3. bread that is eaten on shabbat. During dinner, we talk about the past week and the week to come. The next morning, we use the challah to make french toast--delicious.
Noah Epstein, Age 4 California
Every year on our birthdays, we carve a notch in our birthday poles in our yard and have a campfire and sleep outside in a tent. We do this with my brother and father. We have hot chocolate and sing songs, and it is always cold because both my brother's birthday and mine are in winter.
Tess Morgridge, Age 8 New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
My favorite My Favorite is an independent synthpop band from Long Island, New York. They released two CDs: Love at Absolute Zero and Happiest Days of Our Lives. My Favorite broke up on September 14, 2005, when singer Andrea Vaughn left the band. tradition has to be on Father's Day. My family is low-budget because we have a large family and my mom doesn't work, so we usually don't have dessert, and the only time you'll find ice cream in our house is around birthdays. But on Father's Day, in honor of my dad's favorite lunch and dessert, we have Monte Cristo Sandwiches (basically a grilled sandwich with swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, and turkey) and root-beer floats.
Katie Gillogley, Age 12 Oregon
Ever since I was three, my dad and I make waffles on Sunday morning Sunday Morning may refer to:
Robert Haynes, Age 4 Illinois
Our dad has a late-night meeting every Tuesday, so we get up early Tuesday morning and spend about an hour with him before he goes to work.
Alicia McClurg, Age 9 Missouri
Our favorite family tradition is Mardi Gras, when our family goes to a parade in Louisiana. We go to either a boat parade on the river or a float parade in New Orleans. At the parade we catch lots of beads. After the parade we eat king cake and count all of our beads. In the king cake there is a little toy baby. It is hidden. If you get it you will have good luck. Usually I get the little toy baby. Sometimes I have good luck! I enjoy going with my family, especially with my Aunt Amelie, who is eleven, and with my little brother, Alec.
Chelsea Morin, Age 8 Hawaii
Our favorite tradition is Big Bed Time, when we all (Dad, Mom, David, and dachshund dachshund (dăks`hnd, –ənd, dăsh`–), breed of small, short-legged hound developed in Germany over hundreds of years. It stands from 5 to 9 in. dog) crawl up onto the king-size bed, tell stories, read, and share how our day went. Dad reads short Bible devotions out loud to us. We share our ideas on each topic. We also listen to Dad's newest music he has written. It is a quiet time we look forward to each day, when we are all showered, fed, and think about how to help others.
David Yarbrough, Age 9 South Dakota
Whenever we see our grandparents grandparents npl → abuelos mpl
grandparents grand npl → grands-parents mpl
grandparents grand npl , we make graham-cracker pie. We only get to make it twice a year because they live in South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. and we live in Michigan. We first made it in 1994 when I was 2 1/2 and my sister was a newborn. I started with only crushing the graham crackers for the crust. Now we do everything including cooking the pudding for the filling.
Beth and Becca Campbell, Ages 8 and 6 Michigan
Every spring, our family has a robin party for the first robin we see in our yard. On the day we spot the first robin, even if it feels like winter, we have a picnic dinner. The best part of dinner is dessert. We each have candy eggs in a small nest made with melted marshmallows and chow-mein noodles noo·dle 1
A narrow, ribbonlike strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water.
[German Nudel. . The noodles look like sticks!
We also have a special "First Robin" banner. We hang it on the wall for our party. We sign and date it each year. It is fun to look back at other years to see who celebrated with us and how early or how late the robins came back!
Margaret England, Age 6 Virginia