As a mother, I have always used storytelling as a way to keep my family’s traditions alive. Recently, my wonderful marketing team, St. Somewhere Holdings, LLC, shared an email with our followers promoting my book, The Magic Straw Hat, in a way that also promoted the passing along of traditions, which, as you may have guessed, is near and dear to my heart.
For those of you who did not receive this little note, I thought I’d share:
Karen Jonice Bricker honors three generations of women in her family, who instilled in her a love for the story-telling tradition of her Irish heritage, in her new book, The Magic Straw Hat.
Bricker has continued the tradition in her family and instilled it in her students when she was an elementary school teacher. Nary an evening passed without Bricker sending her children to bed with stories of their Irish ancestors. It left a sparkle in their eyes and created a lasting impression of who they are and from where they came.
Now Bricker has drawn upon the oral tradition of her Irish heritage to spin a yarn that is sure to capture children’s fancy as it also inspires them to learn more about their families.
How do you keep traditions alive?