I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “culture.” We would love to have you join us.

Culture=”the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious or social group;” “the set of shared attitudes, values goals and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Kuchen, knoephla soup, dumplings….These are just some of my favorite foods growing up. Store bought kuchen is just not the same as Grandmas homemade kuchen. Knoephla soup warms my belly and is one of my favorite comfort foods when I’m sad.

These food items are a representation of the culture my grandparents (my dads parents) came from. They are German Russians. Germans who came over from Russia. I love learning about our culture….where we come from.

Last summer in NYC, we toured Ellis Island. I remember wondering what it must have been like to come over from Germany. Grandpa would have been a young boy.

My sister can be stubborn….a very German Russian trait. What traits do you carry from your families culture? Our cultures tell a lot about where we come from.

14 thoughts on “Culture

  1. I spent a lot of my childhood on my grandparents dairy farm. One of my fondest memories is being in Grandma’s kitchen making biscuits with her. Guess that’s why bread is my weakness and my comfort food!!

  2. Hi Tara, distant family history is sketchy but my cousin remembers if great grandmother writing to someone in Ireland. Some day I would like to visit, perhaps dig around for relatives I may not know of!

  3. What an interesting cultural heritage you have, Tara! I’m a Brit through and through, with a bit of Irish, Scottish and Welsh blood thrown in for good measure. And I do have an awesome German daughter-in-law who has several cultural traits, including being hard working, thorough and straightforward in her speech. ❤

  4. That’s really interesting, Tara! I wish I had something that interesting. My family is from the south pretty much as far back as anybody can trace — except for only tiny little branch of the family tree that surprising hails from Scotland.

  5. I had to smile when I read about the food, there’s just nothing compared to Grandma’s food! 🙂 Whenever I am exhausted, I know what kind of comfort food I want and I am slowly learning to make them myself. Have you ever tried any of the recipes?

    • Exactly…nothing compares to Grandma’s food. I have made a few recipes but mostly by taking shortcuts. I need Grandma to really show me how to make a lot of them! 🙂

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