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Christmas Traditions: Tamales

IN THE December 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andCommunity,
andFood Fun,
andJim Mulligan,
andReedley News
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by Jim Mulligan


I would imagine that not many family traditions can be traced back ten thousand years. The Gates family, like many families who trace their roots to Mexico, can do just that. Lesley Olvera Gates, her husband Tony, their two daughters Maddy and Morgan, and their extended family, continue a tradition of Christmas Eve tamale making and eating that Lesley remembers as an integral part of her earliest childhood memories—and it literally has ancient beginnings.

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Origins of Thanksgiving Traditions

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andHometown History,
andKaren Lewis
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by Karen Lewis



Have you ever wondered why people sit around watching football on Thanksgiving and eating pumpkin pie? And where did the turkey come from? There are many traditions connected to this holiday, and each and every one has a story to tell.

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