This blog began with the goal of sharing some ideas about enjoying life with family, having fun, making memories & new traditions with your parents, your kids & your grandkids. It has since morphed into a family blog, where we are sharing some history, stories, and pictures that we are scanning and archiving. We are purposefully documenting some of our “things”, history and knowledge so the stories and information are not lost when someone who knows is no longer available or able to tell us.
For more information about how to preserve memories and create new ones, please check out our sister site: www.PassingDownTheLove.com.
The name of this site, “That Salad”, has multiple meanings for me, and fits with my intention for this site. Let me explain…
As we age, we begin to appreciate the little things that make our own family “ours”. The ties that bind us to each other are often created by simple family traditions, stories of the past, or holding an item in your hand that your great-grandmother held so long ago. Across the years, through the good and the bad, bonds become strong, giving us stability, comfort, and a feeling of connection.
My family is no exception. We are relatives, but we are a very diverse group of people. We are outgoing, creative, hard-working, dedicated, ambitious, and capable. We are also shy, conservative, stubborn, organized, and tough. Some traits we share, others we don’t, but each of us is unique, none perfect.
What we DO have in common is love and compassion for each other, friendships that are strong, and a loyalty to each other that can withstand whatever comes our way. We possess our own strengths and weaknesses, brought together by luck, fate, or maybe divine design. Whatever the cause, we have combined well and created a near perfect salad – “That Salad” that is us.
Not just us:
“That Salad” is not only “us”, but is also the name my family has for a sweet, marshmallowy, whipped cream dish that we ALWAYS have at Thanksgiving, Christmas & sometimes on Easter. It is expected that this will be on the table, and we look forward to this special tradition during the holidays. That Salad, White Stuff, Whipped Cream Salad – no matter what you call it, it’s a really decadent treat to have on the table during the holidays! It reminds me that the little things really do matter.
Are you making “That Salad” this year? Well, yes, of course!
If you would like the recipe for “That Salad”, you can find it here.
I’m Kimberly, the author of That Salad. That’s my picture, over there on the sidebar… I love campfires, boating, golf cart rides, long walks on the beach, and the moon. I have been self-employed for most of my working life, running a medical billing service from my home office. Family always comes first – I’m a wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, a friend and more. My dog, Sparky, is a Shih Tzu who sticks to me like glue, keeping me company wherever I go, always loyal. I love my life and enjoy sharing some of that with you.
If you have any knowledge or comments about the things we share, please feel free to comment or ask questions along the way!
Thanks for stopping by!
— Kim —