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November 6, 2020 4:52pm CST
It's hard for me to believe my husband and I have been married going on eight years and together for ten. Still, we keep teaching each other new things and find out new stuff about each other. My husband wasn't aware of the tradition of where you have a paper Christmas tree and open the little squares every day before Christmas My husband loves to decorate for Christmas, so it surprised me he didn't know about that tradition. What are some new things you have learned about your partner? Thanks for stopping by.
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@Shavkat (101744)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I haven't met the right one for me. I am happy for you.
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13 Nov
If it's meant to be it will be. Neither my husband nor I was actually interested in meeting anyone when a mutual friend set us up. Just try and find things to do like, now this is a girly thing but take a pottery class or something you enjoy. It was a fluke me and my husband met because neither of us were really keen on the blind date thing but here we are 10 years later. I think spontaneity is what I'm getting at. It helps you met new people. Good luck.
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@Shavkat (101744)
• Philippines
14 Nov
@DearAphrodite Perhaps if this pandemic is over, I will try to socialize with other people. Who knows she might come along the way.
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@kaylachan (10750)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Nov
Each family has their own family traditions. Some of them, other families might do, while others might not. I've also found, the longer my husband and I live together (we've been together for 16 years and legally married for 4), we creat our own quirks and traditions. And, I'm proud of each and every one. For example, we celebrate both our actual wedding date and the date our license was officially recorded. Most people would just celebrate/acknowledge We also name our rooms and holiday decorations. Oh, and our blankets. And... of course...the van. Though some men like to name their cars, trucks, etc. ) the actual wedding date.
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6 Nov
Awh:) We have our own traditions too. One is we were married on my husband's birthday, so we acknowledge her on our wedding anniversary. She passed away a year before I met my husband and when I met his sister and his daughter for the first time, they both almost cried because apparently,, I share a lot of the same mannerism she had.
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@kaylachan (10750)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Nov
@DearAphrodite That's kind of cool. I bet they did. Sorry for his loss. Both my parents passed before I met my husband. But, the ironic thing, we married a day before my p arents, did. Our marriage was recorded on their wedding anniversary. And, we did a quick wedding with just us and a courthouse official. My parents married just them in front of a priest.
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• United States
7 Nov
You said, " My husband wasn't aware of the tradition of where you have a paper Christmas tree and open the little squares every day before Christmas." -- I've never heard of this; can you explain it to me please? I'm always looking to start new traditions with my family.
13 Nov
I will try and keep it simple. lol It is another Pagan tradition that was changed into a Christain tradition. During the middle ages there was 12 days of celebrating before Yule. That changed into the 12 days of Christmas and each day after you opened the little box on the paper tree you received the present that was written on the box. It also is has evolved to a family-by-family way of celebrating it. I don't think a lot of people do it anymore, but I think it should be brought back because the gifts were not expensive and usually handmade traditionally. Thank you for asking.
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• United States
13 Nov
@DearAphrodite Oh! I am so doing this!!! Thank you for enlightening me, Ruthie!!
• United States
7 Nov
I've known my husband since I was two weeks from turning 13 years old and I'm 51 now! We were together on and off for years and years. We had three sons together and finally settled down together in 1992 and got legally married in '94. We have an exceedingly long history but as you said, "we keep teaching each other new things and find out new stuff about each other." The most recent new thing I've learned is that his mamaw used to cook hog heart like a roast for him and he absolutely loved it so I made sure to contact the people we bought a pig from that is being delivered to us this weekend to be sure they included the heart wrapped in its own packaging so that I can cook that for him and yes, I'll try it. It's rich in vitamins among other things. Great topic! Thank you!
13 Nov
Thats one thing my husband and I have in common, we both grew up on farms. I joke that we came from the medieval times. lol Yesterday we found a restaurant that serves cow tongue. We live in the city now, but you can't take the country out of us. It's good to try new things.
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