Our Communities November 17, 2021

Coming Homing for the Holidays; the Traditions

Traditions do not always make sense, but keeping them alive creates the best holiday season.


Honey, Why Do You Cut the Ends Off the Ham?


“A husband and his wife were in their kitchen. The husband was sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper while his wife was preparing a ham for dinner. The husband watched the wife cut off about one inch from either end of the ham. He asked why she cut the end off, proclaiming “that’s a waste of good ham!”

She said “that’s the way my mom prepared the ham.” The husband asked “why did your mom cut the ends off?” The wife didn’t know.

Later, the wife called her mom to find out why she cut the ends of the ham off. Her mom said “because that was the way my mom prepared ham.”

The wife’s grandma passed away several years earlier, but her Grandpa was still living. She called her Grandpa and asked “Grandpa, why did Grandma cut the ends off of the ham?” He was silent as he thought for a moment. Then he replied, “so the ham could fit in the baking pan.”


This story reminds us that everyone has their traditions during the holidays. The best way to celebrate is to mix the part of all the traditions you love to make the best memories in your home, family, and community.


Sparkling Lights


No one can argue that the nights are made better by the colorful lights of the holidays in our neighborhood. From Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to your local festival of lights, here are our top favorites in our communities.


1.     Lexington, Kentucky: Southern Lights

2.     Edison Festival of Light

3.     Clifton, Ohio: Clifton Mill

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