Pinchback girls have their traditions: A first ring for her Sweet 16 and a trinket of fun on the Christmas she’s 21.
I love traditions and ceremony. It explains my fondness for autumn and the early days of winter. But I’m not so rigid in old practices I shrug off new ones. In fact, the first rule is we can break the rules to suit our whims. Some things, like sitting up late on Christmas Eve wrapping gifts and preparing for a good meal, never change.
Somewhere in this house sleeps a girl dreaming of a little blue box.