Chapin Family Traditions

Family is not an important thing, it's everything.

Ugly Sweater Tradition:

The "Ugly Sweater" tradition is a tradition we have been doing since my dad was a kid and he is now 43. My Dad's mom had bought these sweaters on Black Friday when my dad was around five. They were bought to get Christmas pictures done of her kids to pass out for Christmas to her family. These sweaters were red and white knitted sweaters that were bought back around 1976. One could only imagine. She ended up keeping them and got all her kid's pictures taken in them, ever since it was known as the "ugly sweater" because of it's appearance. All of her kids, grand-kids, great grand-kids and so on have gotten their pictures taken in them at the age four. My family has made this a tradition and will keep these now thirty-seven year old "ugly sweaters" for generations to come to get pictures done in their when they reach five.

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Illinois Tradition

Everyone in the Chapin family has to live in Illinois at one point in their lifetime.

3 terms:

relate my traditions to three terms to chapter three and describe them

Subjugation: most common pattern of conflict.

  • subjugation can be related to my dinner time tradition. No matter what we do or are doing, we will and have to, and will always have dinner time between 5:30-6:00pm.
Assimilation: blending or fusing of minority groups into the dominant society.

  • assimilation can be related to my stocking thing. It doesn't matter if you are blood to my grandmother, if you marry a grandchild, she will make you a stocking if you are a married into grandchild.
Culture Pluralism: pattern of assimilation.

  • all the males are getting married into our family, and there is manly "grand-daughters."