Re: December 6 = The Feast of Nicholas
- Dear Lisa,
We did the same in our home as the children grew up. In order to keep the tradition alive, when they went off to college, I sent a small package that arrived on this feast day by surprise. I did the same this year to the youngest in college, and her older sister who is still single. Imagine my surprise and delight when I went to my mailbox and found a small package from this daughter, with the card signed "from St. Nicholas". This is a family tradition which I'm sure she will always hold dear. I hope that my older married children will continue the practice with their families.
My husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to make the drive to the Slovak Embassy on Sunday for the Sv. Miklus festival. We really had a wonderful time, and it was great to see so many children, all dressed up, in attendance. Some sang a song for Sv.Miklus, and two little sisters played a short song on their very tiny violins. What a great way to continue exposing these youngsters to our heritage, don't you think?
Thanks to all of the hard work that went into preparing for the event. It was wonderful!
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Marzonie <lmbookworm@...> wrote:
> Our children each used to put a shoe in the hallway outside their bedroom doors on the eve of the feast. I'd make sure there were some surprises in their shoes before morning. I sure miss those 5 little shoes lining our hallway. Four of our children have left home; the two remaining are ages 22 and 19. Sigh.