December 21, 2004

Come back, sun!

Happy Solstice! May you have light and warmth in the darkness.

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Snapdragon: “A game or amusement (usually held at Christmas) consisting of snatching raisins out of a bowl or dish of burning brandy or other spirit and eating them whilst alight; a bowl or quantity of the liquor, etc., used in this game.” (OED)

Something my family traditionally does on the Solstice, with extended family and friends. Since this year we’re all in different cities we won’t be playing Snapdragon together — so I’ll keep the tradition going by posting a picture from last year, and remembering the taste of brandied raisins, and the excitement of flames dripping from my fingers!

Posted by Aven at December 21, 2004 08:14 PM
Comments

Wow, that game sounds just dangerous enough to become a favourite of MY family!
May have to become a new tradition.

By the way, just read the part about your husband making your thrums for you. That is the sweetest thing I’ve heard in a while! You’re lucky to have each other. :)

Happy holidays!

Posted by: Laura at December 23, 2004 02:36 PM