Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fridge Culture Clues

As I've mentioned in the past, my cousin Laura and her family are Mennonites. I don't ask a lot of questions, but I know they are somewhat related to the Amish. Mennonites dress modestly, rely on farming for income, are Christians, and are less conservative than the Amish.
[To learn more about the difference between the Amish and Mennonites click here.]

Anyway, when we arrived for a visit to the farm last week, 
Cousin Laura and her daughter Christina were snapping string beans in preparation for canning. After we fnished snapping the beans, we took them to the kitchen,
where we saw the next step in the process and even got to taste some of Laura's homemade pickles, which tasted fantastic. 
I shared the photos from that visit in Farm Fun, but I saved this shot for a separate post, 
because it's just special. 

It was on the refrigerator, a little drawing from one of Laura's granddaughters. 
I love that it's a small symbol of the family's culture.

This made me look at my own fridge when I got home.

Family photos, a family members' business cards, 
and the Green Bay Packers football season schedule;
I'd say that pretty much pegs me, though our pets are missing.

How about you? What does your fridge say about you?

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