Farewell 2014: Welcome 2015


On January 5 my little holiday vacation will end and I’ll be back with some interesting statistics about how far I’ve come and how far I have to go. I’ll also share what your favorite posts were this year and then plunge into the brand new 52 Ancestors 2015 Challenge with a series of letters from another Civil War Vet.

Meanwhile, if you need something to read over New Year’s Day and the weekend–I hope you’ll browse. Whether you enjoy stories and recipes about vintage foods or you prefer to hear stories about people, you have a total of 220 to choose from so far.

Happy New Year from me and all the ancestors. (Be sure to eat your sauerkraut and sausage on New Year’s Day!)

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About Vera Marie Badertscher

I am a grandma and was named for my grandma. I've been an actress, a political strategist and a writer.I grew up in various places, went to high school in Killbuck, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. My husband and I moved to Arizona after graduation and have three adult children. I love to travel and read. I ponder family as I cook. Look for my DNA profile on Ancestry.

2 thoughts on “Farewell 2014: Welcome 2015

  1. Bro

    Happy New Year. Looking forward to all your amazing discoveries and recipes in 2015! We are about to sit down to our pork and sauerkraut (with lucky black-eyed peas [beans] in memory of any Southern ancestors we may have had). Also will toast with aquavit for the Swedish side of the family. Do you know why these foods are considered propitious for the coming year?

    1. Vera Marie Badertscher Post author

      I only know that round foods are considered best because they symbolize continuity. Cabbage is round, and since the Europeans we descended from had cabbage only in the form of sauerkraut, and that in abundance, that was their New Year’s meal (and just about every other winter day, too, probably). Greens were for money. All my theories are here:https://ancestorsinaprons.com/2014/01/new-years-day-food-traditions-sauerkraut/


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