Christmas Day

So its Christmas Day, the day we remember the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. This one is the biggie of the year for us. My wife is making raspberry turnovers and sausage souffle for breakfast as her family has done since she can remember.

Last night we did a Polish tradition for Christmas Eve. No Polish here. It was Teresa Kwon, a Korean-American from Texas that brought it along. Its called Oplatek and its a wafer that gets broken and eaten piece by piece as it goes around and the final piece gets sent off to absent friends. She said a blessing also. Nice touch to an English Christmas that is welcoming Polish and Lithuanian immigrants to a new land. After that, we ate a southern BBQ meal with brisket and beans and potato salad and chicken.

Later on today we will drive down to Chichester to be with friends for the day. Our families are scattered in America and Australia [Merry Christmas everyone] and beyond so we are forming some temporary family for the day.

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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  • …so, I wonder where the goose ended up? ;^)
    Blessings to you and your family, wherever they are, Andrew.
    I don’t know if you ever met Pastor Gerald Marvel during your time here, but he passed away and his memorial service was held on what would have been his 72nd birthday, Dec. 14th. We’re all certain this was his best birthday ever!

  • Hi Andrew,
    We did the Oplatek too! (My wife has Polish parents). If you want to be authentic, the wafer is dipped in Honey. In her family, each person blesses every other person with a piece of wafer and a personal blessing/wish.

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