Family Traditions

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Acres

When I ran across this, for a minute I thought I wrote it myself. OK, not really. I can just relate so well to this. Only difference, Seventh Day Adventists worship on Saturday unstead of Sunday. My mom was a stay at home mom. My dad is an electrician running his own company since I was a child. We had popcorn and ice cream every Saturday night. When I grew up and married. Bought a house - invite both sides of the family over at the same time for holidays and bbqs and now our weekly Sunday Dinner...

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Bobi Bigelow wrote:

I hope your holiday is surrounded by those you love, making wonderful memories. May you find peace and happiness this holiday season


Original content by Bobi Bigelow

I was lucky to grow up with a stay-at-home mother, something this economy rarely allows the luxury of any longer. My father ran his own business, as an electrician, so he had to work 6 days a week, which meant we didn’t have a lot of time to do family activities together. However, Sunday was always dedicated as “family day” a day that consisted of church for us girls in the morning, then a big meal with everyone around the table in the afternoon and followed up with a friendly game of Badminton in the back yard until evening.


When I bought my first house at 21 years old I took some of those family traditions with me. In the summer I would invite everyone over to my house for a barbeque and a game of Horseshoes in the back yard, and in the winter the entire family would gather at my house for holiday meals and finish the evening with a friendly game of Parcheesi. I kept these traditions going on for over 15 years and in return they have given me some wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.



I hope your holiday is surrounded by those you love, making wonderful memories. May you find peace and happiness this holiday season.

Bobi Bigelow, Advertising



Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Public Relations, Social Media (Alpine Lakes Real Estate): Real Estate Assistant in Lincoln, NH

Comments (3)

Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Is a great time of year to have family functions. Seems people are so busy today that the family get togethers only happens at the Holidays and maybe Birthdays. Merry Christmas to All.

Dec 19, 2013 01:09 AM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green


It's good to have family traditions and see family over the holidays, when possible.  A lot of us probably get accustomed to having various traditions.  Thanks for sharing!

Dec 19, 2013 01:22 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Getting together with family is something I treasure.  I enjoyed hearing about you family. Congratulations on being in the Member Spotlight today.

Mar 11, 2014 02:44 PM