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Where I Come From

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Kylee Vincent

on 23 October 2013

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Where I Come From

Family Traditions
Since my family is Christian, We pray before every meal and before we go to bed. My family always gets together on Christmas, the 4Th of July and Thanksgiving. Since most of my family lives in Michigan, I don't get to see them very often. Also on every Christmas we do the "pickle tradition", which you will read later on. Another one of our traditions is hockey, to be specific, we always go to the game when the Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes are against each other. We're a really loud family when it comes to sports, so you might hear a lot of yelling and screaming, but that's OK.
Germany Culture
Germany's culture consists of heavy drinking, Bratwurst ( finely chopped veal, pork, or beef.), many dances and festivals, many different languages and foods.German people greet each other with a handshake or a kiss on each cheek. German people wear modern clothes. Since my Grandparents are mostly German they have grown up with most of these things. Germany is also famous for its beautiful castles that can be found in the countryside that were built by kings in the Middle Ages.
German Food
Germany is famous for its sausages and cheeses. There are over 1,000 different types of German sausage. Sausages are often served with sauerkraut and beer. A typical German breakfast is cold meat, rolls with jam, and cheese. Meats and potatoes are often served for a large lunch.
Current Family Culture
Family Heirloom
Germany Language
Germans speak mainly a form of English and Dutch. German is one of the 23 official languages of the European Union and one of the three working languages
German Traditions
Oktoberfest is a traditional festival that Germans have every year. The celebration began in October, 1810 when prince Ludwig and princess Therese were married.
The closest you will probably get to actual Germany without flying on a plane over seas is Frankenmuth, MI. A small German town near the tip of Michigan.
To learn more go to: www.frankenmuth.org/
Citation
Gordeeva , Tatyana . "German Culture." http://www.germanculture.com.ua/. 1998-2012. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

Here are some rules for my household:
1. Always say grace before bed, and before and after every meal.
2. Wash your dishes off and place them in the dishwasher,
3. Don't feed the cats at the table, they are already more than 10lbs.
4. If your shoes are muddy leave them by the door.
5. Don't raise your voice when talking to an adult.
6. Shower and homework before bed.

Daily Culture
When I grow up I will probably keep most of the rules that I have today. There will be a few adjustments to some of the rules. I will most likely have the muddy shoes and wet clothes in the mud room or maybe the laundry room. I am going to keep the rules I have now because they are good rules and keep the house clean and the kids respectful. I will also keep my family heirlooms just because they have a lot of memories. Plus they are worth a lot of money.
Interview
Q.1) What was life like growing up?
A.1) It was a lot easier than it is now. You had slow music that you could dance to and Rock n' Roll, which you could understand the words. You could leave your house unlocked and leave your keys in your car.
Q.2) What did you do with your free time?
A.2) We played cowboys and indians, rode bikes, delivered newspapers, mowed lawns in the summer and shoveled snow in the winter.
Q.3) What did you do after school?
A.3) We always did homework before anything else. Chores were done in the morning. We played basketball, baseball, and football.
Q.4) What were your chores?
A.4) Wash dishes, Makes beds, and cleaned rooms.
Q.5) What were some rules in your household?
A.5) Chores were done before free time, Never talk back to mom or dad, Tell the truth or you'll get the 'razor strap', Came on first call for dinner, Prayers before you eat, Stayed at the table till everyone was done eating, and Clean up after eating.
My Family heirloom is an old pearl necklace that was passed down from my great grandmother. After she passed away it was was given to my mother. Before my mother passes away she will give it to me. My daddy's gun is another heirloom that is from his side of the family. It has been passed down from my grandpa to my daddy and next year to me. I will shoot my first deer with it just like my daddy did. My dad will teach me how to hunt to just like his father did.
Thanks For Watching!
Family Story
During World War II, servicemen would meet in various places and to record this meeting they would each sign their name on a dollar bill or other form of currency. On this bill they would write "short snorter". Upon meeting again, they would be asked to produce their Short Snorter, and if unable to , would be required to provide a shot of liquor or a dollar.
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