I wasn't the first to attend college in my family. One set of my grandparents both attended college and my other grandmother attending nursing training. My parents both attended college as well. Family stories that I heard a lot of was how my grandparents worked hard on the farm as children and how far they would have to walk for school or to the grocery store. Basically telling us how well we have it now in our lives than what they had to endure. My family traditions...... Wow there are so many to talk about, my family and I are very close including my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We spend many weekends during the summer going to our cabin at Fall River lake where we go swimming, campfires, and fireworks. Another tradition is that we are constantly eating together or over at each others houses, it doesn't matter if it's something important we have to tell someone just the mere fact that we want to be close together. We never do anything independently we are always grocery shopping with each other, clothes shopping, doing crafts together, watching TV shows, etc.
Shallow Cultural Beliefs
Sayings that I remember with my grandparents is when we were always asking what time it was and they would say, "It's half past kissing time, time to kiss again." Another saying is that, "Work hard and good things will come." Family stories that are said in my family is when people either make a good choice or bad. We are always trying to protect each other and telling each other our mistakes and accomplishments so that we can help each other out. I love this about my family because we aren't afraid of telling our family our pitfalls. This is a core value in my eyes because we are always trying to help each other. Primary messages about respect from my community is that you have to look at people in the eyes when they are talking to you and disciplining you. You need to call adults Mr., Mrs., or Ms. when acknowledging them. Respect is given when respect is earned, my parents were very strict on rules and we always had to abide by them. I still abide by these rules besides, 'respect is given when respect is earned' because I personally believe we should respect everyone and their own beliefs.