THe 2 cultures I grew up for Christmas, from last year
We grew up having 2 Christmases every year. Christmas Eve was spent with most of the Swedish side of the family and Christmas Day with the Scots. They were two very different celebrations and two very separate sets of food.
Christmas Eve was always at my Great-Aunt Dell and Uncle Winn’s house with the Swedish Great Aunts and Uncles and my Grandpa. They, when we were small,l lived up in the wilderness side of Eagle Rock in what is now just a small sign on the 134 freeway. But then it still was full of Great Horned Owls and big oaks and deer and coyote. I know until I was about 5 they still served lutefisk for dinner but when Great Grandma Hilda died it was decided that was one tradition they could do without so then it switched to Swedish Meatballs and other white foodstuffs. We had a tree…
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