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Finding Family Traditions in Many Places

At the ocean--Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA

At the ocean–Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA

Members of my family all grew up near the ocean. Whenever we are able to get to the shore, we each take a big sniff and announce, “Smells like the ocean.” Tradition? I guess, if you understand “tradition” as being something that is repeated with significance beyond the actual act, something that brings long-held family experiences up to the present. Continue reading

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