Belarus SIG #Belarus unusual family tree #belarus

Constance Rossoff <ConArtRossoff@...>


I too have seen an unusual tree. There is a family I know that has an
annual reunion to which I and my wife were invited. The reunion is very
much of an informal, intergenerational family party with but one ritual.
When that is performed, the group crowds into a room with a large
two-dimensional tree on one wall. The trunk, close to the floor, has the
name of the family patriarch and the names (small tags) of later
generations hang >from succeedingly higher branches. Each year, the name
tags of the infants born during the past year are hung ceremonially on th=
upper branches with welcoming applause and toasts. =

I don't know what they will do when they reach the ceiling.

Art Rossoff
Moriches, NY

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