my own tradition

Peter K. O'Connell_St. Patrick's 2011

The thing about traditions are that when they first happen, you don’t know they will become a tradition.

And the thing about kids is, you don’t know what events in life will have a lasting memory for them.

On what I recall to be my first trip to New York City with my family, my Father took us around mid-town and one of our stops was St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It was there that I had my first and best ever tasting NY Pretzel and a Pepsi.

It’s not the same without them here now, but when I go back to the City, I like to keep that memory alive.

As so it was yesterday that I went to noon Mass to pray for all my Family but most especially my parents. And to buy a hot (or semi-, quasi-hot in Saturday’s case) pretzel and Pepsi in memory of my Da and Mom who I still miss every day.

My point to you is, with your kids and family, you never know what leaves a lasting impression, so pay attention.

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  1. […] my own tradition The thing about traditions are that when they first happen, you don’t know they will become a tradition. And the thing about kids is, you don’t know what events in life will have a lasting memory for them. Source: blog.audioconnell.com […]

  2. Nice. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing. Great seeing you as always.

    Dan

  3. Dan,

    I can’t believe you pulled off a no sleep weekend. I hope you got your own row on the plane on the way home so you could pass out!

    Great to see you, we’ll talk soon. Merry Christmas!

    Best always,
    –Peter

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