gatherings : A Creole Engagement Gift

celebration pineapple
When my sister became engaged, my Dad's partner Linda brought her a pineapple. 

Linda is from New Orleans and she's Creole, a mix of French and African-American that goes back to the original settlers of Louisiana. Giving a pineapple is a Creole tradition - it's a symbol of celebration and hospitality, a great wish for two people who will soon be making a home together!

Traditions like this are one of my favorite parts about having a modern-family. Since Linda joined us we've gained a lot (... especially weight from her pralines.) And, when she shared this it reminded me that Lily gets to learn all the special ways her new side-of-the-family celebrates!

Does your family have a tradition for times of celebration? 

(photo) on film with pentax k1000 (p.s.) a picture of the love-birds at the lake ... cradling a pineapple.

5 comments:

  1. That's a neat tradition! I've always equated the pineapple with hospitality, but I think I may be giving it as a gift soon!

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  2. I haven't heard of the pineapple tradition! As someone who has lived in Louisiana for 17 years, that's pretty embarrassing. Thanks Sam & Linda, for teaching me. :)

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  3. This is so cool! Makes my heart feel happy.

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  4. Your blog is adorable!:) I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello, or join in on my blog hop this week!

    Shelby xoxo

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