December 23, 2017

I recently had a lengthy conversation on “Family Traditions” with Mi Hermana. As children we were taught about the Nativity scene and always displayed one in our home. We also had a village; as we grew older we bought more pieces for my Mama to add to her village collection. We had the typical Mexican meal of tamales and atole, champurrado y buñuelos. But, we also had ham, rum balls and a honey nut cake that neither had honey nor nuts, lol. A highly coveted recipe, few have. Always See’s candies. Listening to Christmas Carols and the likes of Bobby Helm, as we rocked around the house. So, our version of celebrating Christmas was a little from each culture. Enjoying both. I also recall we had an old fashion milkman, Walt, who delivered milk weekly, and occasionally cottage cheese and butter. I’ll never forget the year at Christmas time my Mama bought us a Foremost snowball made only during Christmas. It was a simple vanilla scoop in the shape of a ball rolled in coconut with a green Holly decoration on top and a red berry. They only made those for a few years. Boy, we luved those. Every year I look for them to no avail. And now at 60 years old it is so important that we carry on those Family Traditions. That the younger generations learn and know; in hopes that they pass on some of these same Family Traditions throughout the generations that follow and of course incorporating new ones of their own. That is my hope and desire.


Abrazos y Besos

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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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