Traditional Foods & Customs You Grew Up With

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Share your stories of family, faith, history, and local traditions that define you. Add your favorite recipes from your childhood, those that have been handed down for generations, and those that you've later adopted as your own.

Every region, every culture, every family has its own way of cooking, storytelling, living, and holiday traditions. This is who WE are - a true melting pot of unique and very special people, recipes, and customs.

This group is open to talk about anything you want, the floor is yours!

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One of my Childhood Comfort Foods

A Dying Wish

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By Donna Graffagnino
Jul 9, 2015
Maya Angelou once poignantly said: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Many of us strive for this. We do good, moral, and upright things because we want to leave a positive legacy in our wake.

Unfortunately, not all of us feel this way. Some people give in to their more selfish emotions, wanting to enjoy their lives on their own terms regardless of how it affects others, and one of the most common ways people do this is by succumbing to greed.

One widow, in a story that has haunted me for years, was nothing like her late spouse. Her husband was a man who worked very hard for his money and felt that because he did, he deserved to keep it all to himself. Guided by this kind of moral compass, he also expected his honorable wife put her morals on the line to grant him a dying wish. At the funeral of her husband, however, she figured out a way of keeping her integrity while granting his wish, and the idea is nothing short of brilliant…

“There was a man who had worked all of his life and has saved all of his money.

He was a real cheapskate when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, ‘Now listen, when I die I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. Because I want to take all my money to the after life.’

So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died she would put all the money in the casket with him. When one day he died.”

“He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black next to their best friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, ‘Wait a minute!’

She had a shoebox with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket and rolled it away.”

“Her friend said, ‘I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in there with that stingy old man.’

She said, ‘Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was to put that money in that casket with him.’

‘You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?’

‘I sure did,’ said the wife. ‘I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check.’ ”

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Happy Independence Day!


WHOOP WHOOP!!

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By Donna Graffagnino
Jul 1, 2015
Going to see Magic Mike XXL Frday with a bunch of crazy women. We've got our advanced tickets, gonna meet up for a cocktail or two and have a night of fun. We did this with the first Magic Mike and had a blast! I Can't Wait!!!

Hey Y'all

StillWild
By Donna Graffagnino
Jun 10, 2015
I've been gone a while - I've missed all of you but I'm coming back. It may be slowly, but I'm going to be here more often. I've been trying to catch up on a lot of posts in between working on my pitiful garden and spending time with family. I hope all of you have been doing well and are having success with your gardens, if you've planted any.

Hope to hear from you all soon!

Donna

A Little Taste of the French Quarter Fest

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By Donna Graffagnino
Apr 15, 2015
Stuff like this can be seen on almost a daily basis in the New Orleans French Quarter. There's no place like it on earth! Hope y'all enjoy!

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FOR FRIENDS OF DONNA GRAFFAGNINO

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By Sharon Colyer
Apr 1, 2015
I received a message from Donna, & she would like you all to know, that she has been sick with a sinus infection, so has been convalescing. Also, her friend Janie, that she had been cooking for, for several months has passed away, as well as the husband of a couple that they are friends with, & a young man that is a cousin of her's. So, these are some sad times for her, & as she works through her grief, she will slowly start to come on-site to visit. She loves all of her friends on JAP very much & misses all of you!

Sharon

Gearing Up For the St. Patrick's Day Parade!

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By Donna Graffagnino
Mar 9, 2015
It's that time of year again and our parade is this coming Sunday, March 15th. We had a work day last Saturday to work on our float, a makeup class to learn how we're going to apply our very cool makeup this year and also discussed our costumes. Once again it's going to be awesome. Nearly every year we roll we've won first place in one of the categories, either best float or Chairman's Choice. Hoping to snag that award again this year, but most of all we're looking forward to a sunny day and lots of fun!!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful St. Paddy's day. If you participate in a parade or attend one, please share your pictures! I'll be posting some of mine next week.

Erin Go Bragh! Sláinte!