Family Traditions

Family Legacy
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Family Legacy

Family Legacy: Generative families have vitality, creativity and the ability to continually reinvent themselves over generations. They are rare and unique entity that is capable of sustaining consistent control over a long period of time. They are important because unlike so many business ventures that focus on current profits, generative families can endure long-term with values that transcend profitability. They STAND for something, offering lessons that can be profitably learned not just by family business in first generation but also by non-family enterprises that want to operate with values beyond the bottom line. Generative families use their resources not just to sustain what they have but to create something new. The family extends its legacy - the family members' valu...
Minnie Gaston – The Millionaire Wife, Benevolent Queen
Family Traditions

Minnie Gaston – The Millionaire Wife, Benevolent Queen

From: Black Titan by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines (Original Caption) Birmingham, Alabama: Dr. A.G. Gaston, left, and wife, Minnie, admire diamond ring on finger of nationally-known religious leader, Reverend Frederick Eikerenkoetter, better known as Reverend Ike, evening of October 31, prior to banquet honoring Dr. Gaston as a "Living Legend." Uncle Arthur had always been a presence in my life. He married my mother's sister Minnie before I was born. I'm told that when Minnie Gardner married Arthur George Gaston, it was considered a melding of royal dynasties. While my uncle had begun to make his way in the world, the Gardners, a farming family from Montgomery, were considered some of the most beautiful people in Alabama. Thanks to a thoroughly shaken racial cocktail, ...
Why Create Family Traditions?
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Why Create Family Traditions?

Article By Amanda McGough, Ph.D. Around Halloween this year, my daughters (ages 4 and 9) started asking about baking Christmas cookies together! While this may be off-season, my daughters were ready to start planning our “Girls Cookie Baking Day.” Each year we spend one day baking a variety of cookies to share with family and friends for Christmas and this has quickly become one of their favorite family traditions and something we all look forward to. Family Traditions Family traditions can come in many forms and may be things that take very little time all the way to elaborate and time-intensive activities. They may occur daily or they may only happen occasionally or annually. They are more than just routines which are comprised of ordinary, everyday activities that invo...
Human Capital is Your Family Wealth
Family Traditions

Human Capital is Your Family Wealth

Article written by Will Bonner The real wealth in your family is in its human, not its financial, capital. This is one of the secrets of establishing a lasting legacy. Concentrate on your family… and the wealth will follow. Families that successfully preserve wealth for generations are always made up of individuals with financially valuable skills and abilities, held together by love and strong family bonds. That’s the kind of family you want to create, if you want your wealth to last beyond you. These families can have their money taken away, and make it all back. As my dad puts it, “You can have a fortune by accident. And you can have a family by accident. But you can’t hold onto a family fortune by accident.” You need to be smart about money. And you need to be smart abou...
The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting
Family Traditions, Family Values, Fatherhood, Values

The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting

@repmialove and @realcandaceowens on the VALUES, FATHERS and good parenting. Both women are who they are because of the presence in their childhood of MEN (fathers and grandfathers) who had character, believed in family and good work ethic. Mia Love's parents came to the US with $10 and put three children through college with no handouts. Candace Owen's granddad grew up sharecropping, like my own mother who is about the same age as Candace's granddad. Her granddad now owns the land he grew up on. The message both stories provide for us is the belief in SELF, God and family. Raising little girls, I am especially keen to ensure they have the mindset that will one day be attracted to GOOD men, to family men. In order for this is occur, they will ...