That's like the story about the ham. The wife cut the ham in half before she put in the pan to bake. Her husband asked her why? She said because her mother always did, and the mother gave the same reply. So they asked the grandmother why she cut the ham in half. "Because it wouldn't fit in the pan!"shepherd said:My SIL asked DD why she has rubber bands on her kitchen doorknobs. She said look at mom's. He asked me - I said my mother did. Mom is dead so I guess we will never really know how far back it goes!
I love your mother's tradition!phunny bunny said:I can remember my mother opening the back door to let the old year out on New Year's Day, then opening the front door to let the new year in. Also, no poultry on New Year's Day, or you scratch for a living the rest of the year. Eat pork instead, because pigs cannot moved backwards, they are always moving forward (no idea if this is actually true).
From my father-in-law's Filipina lady friend - put money in your windows on New Year's Eve, because money finds money. Not entirely sure this works, but I even snuck a penny onto my boss's office windowsill. Hasn't hurt the company one bit.
Enjoy your day.
What a beautiful tradition to have begun!!tenaj said:My father started this tradition. On our birthday we always gave our MOM flowers. It was a thank you for giving us life. It still brings tears to my eyes when my children send me flowers on their birthdays.