Why is spending family time together important?
These last few weeks have been a treasure for me. I’ve had the privilege of working with my parents in cleaning out my grandparent’s home. Oh, there have been moments of “why did they keep this?” but then we’d find letters from Norway (written in Norwegian), war bonds, gas ration cards, and newspaper clippings marking current events like the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The hats, clothing from the 50’s and bulletins from Extension sharing tips on food preservation and how to properly press a garment have given a glimpse of how the world has changed through the years. The
If I asked you, "Where did you learn about what love looks like?", what comes to mind?
This time of year, many of us get overwhelmed and some of those feelings may be because we are aiming to meet the expectations of others...So, ask yourself and your family, what parts of the celebrations are most meaningful, where can I focus my efforts and what can I let go of?
If you asked your children to finish this sentence “At Thanksgiving, we always...” what do you think they would say?
Melinda Hill, FCS Educator & Area Leader, OSU Extension-Wayne County