WordPress Prompt – Familial Feasts

The prompt for July 4 was Familial Feasts.  We are asked if we would like to dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative.  My first thought is my grandmothers, as I am named for them.  I knew my Swedish Nanna, Elin, well.  My mother’s mother, Grace, died a year before I was born. As I grow older, my sense is that I am like Grace in some ways.  She enjoyed crafts and made aprons.  I remember Nanna’s kitchen well, and I like to cook too.

family dinner
memories span decades
in minutes

family dinner
from young to old
new memories created

Most of all, I love simple everyday life, and I like to keep the holidays simple.  That’s why I wrote Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger