Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Stock Sunday - 42

Robin's Summer Stock Sunday meme invites all to post summery photos, and to visit other bloggers who share their feelings and memories about this magical season.

Normally my vintage summer offering would go back a little farther than last year - but no matter.

Last year at this time, my sister Michelle was attending two bridal showers given by each side of her family. The first was given by her best friend, our cousin Julianne. The second one was given by her sister-in-law Reta and mother-in-law Joan.

Something I really love about bridal showers and baby showers is the rite of passage element to them. I think deep down, people need these sorts of rituals. I know they make me feel connected, not only to my own community of women, but to the generations of women who came before me and who will follow. The multi-generational aspect of showers really highlights that for me.

Shower 1

Shower 2


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

These rites of passage do unite us in a lovely way to our own families, friends and communities.

Akelamalu said...

And of course they're a good excuse for a family - get together! :)

Robin said...

We don't do bridal showers in Israel but I agree, they're a lovely tradition.