1/02/2008

A Southern Tradition That I Don't Understand and Kind of Grosses Me Out...

Now, you should understand this: I'm a proud Southerner. And, as such, I fully embrace and support most Southern traditions. However, this post is about a tradition that I neither support, nor even understand. It's the tradition of eating two specific things on New Year's Day every year. Those two things are collard greens and black eyed peas.

Supposedly the black eyed peas are for good luck in the new year. (I support and embrace this one.) But, the collard greens are supposedly for money. Since I find collard greens to be super gross, and therefore cannot offer them my support, I guess I'll never know if this superstition is true. And I think I'm OK with that...

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