Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Prescription for a New House

"This is an important ceremony. First I take a broom in. That’s to sweep out any bad luck and to make sure that our home is always free from hidden dangers. Then I have a loaf of bread, which promises that the family will always have our daily needs met. Next comes a cup of sugar, to add love and sweetness to our lives. And finally, there’s a shaker of salt, to give our lives here flavor and fun.” Katerina gathered her small basket and made a show of stepping into the cottage and arranging the ceremonial items on the shelf in the kitchen. “Now, with God’s blessing, we are ready to move in!”

"Yankee Daughters," Chapter 17

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