Post # 1
Hi everybody, I haven’t posted in a really long time, but I have always stuck around reading a little of everything. I live for the gorgeous recaps that I see. I am in the midst of planning my wedding and some emotions have started to surface that I had never thought of before. I am of African American descent and I have realized that I have nothing truly cultural that I can tie into the wedding ceremony or day. I have no clue of my ancestery except for what is in a regular high school text book and I feel really sad and a little lost. Most people have something whether it is a piece of clothing, songs, prayers,etc. I am blessed to have family all around but something just feels like it is missing. Anybody else out there with the same thoughts?
Post # 2
Clutterqueen: Time to start talking to your elders!
Do you have any family around that might have some knowledge of your history? Uncles/aunts/grandparents? They may have some great ideas/ traditions. If not, they can probably at least give you a the names for a family tree and you can head to ancenstry.com and see how far you can trace back.
Perhaps you could find your family’s country of origin and then research and incorporate some cultural traditions/ celebrations
Post # 3
Clutterqueen: I didn’t have any cultural stuff either. I’m just plain, ol’ American with Welsh and Irish roots waaaay back when. I guess it wasn’t super important to me, personally, since I don’t think of those roots all that often. One African American thing I thought was cool and I learned from the Bee is jumping the broom. What about adding something like that?