From the Nov/Dec, 2016 issue of Touchstone
family Dining on Tradition by Joanne L. Canda

Dining on Tradition

Joanne L. Canda on How Using Great-Grandmother's China Has Made Us a Godlier Family

I love setting our family table with Great-grandmother's old china on Sundays and special family occasions. It might be my girlie self; in fact, I know it is. My husband has always wondered about a wife who lights candles and sets out wildflowers for picnics and on camping trips. But my being a practicing Christian woman might have a hand in this habit also. Allow me to explain.

To our forebears, acquiring valuable china and silver flatware was worth the financial sacrifice because setting a beautiful table did not just mean flowers and napkins. . . .

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