Have you ever noticed how some likes and dislikes tend to run in the family? The down side of it is that also certain diseases and disorders run in the family. This happens when the composite of genes of the previous generations are passed on by birth.
Customs and traditions families nurture settles even more how neuro pathways in our brain run.
For instance, our vacations tend to be filled with going to art events, hiking, travel, camping. In the family of my oldest daughter's hubby they like to stay in hotels in the Pacific. We emphasize new experiences in a vacation. In another family they like being wined and dined on cruises, in hotels, etc.
Then there is the mind over body matter. I wonder which of these is stronger in the gift mix?
Without ever having seen her grandmother do them, my daughter likes crossword puzzles. In her adult life she suddenly started doing them. My hubby and I never have done them. As with other things, some characteristics and traits skip one or more generations.
One of my grand daughters has taken up knitting (she asked me to teach her to knit) and loves bags. I do not only knit, and love purses and bags, but I also knit bags! In one of the posts of last year around this time you can see several of them ("The Beginning and the End")
This is a bag from Interweave Knits I once made, The squares are vinyl. On cuts a circle into the square and the empty circles are crocheted. Most of the work was punching out the little holes (the tool for that didn't work too well!), so the crochet yarn ("Grace" from Paton) can go through there. The rest was a cinch. The squares are crocheted onto each other and a handle is put on. The ones who read my previous post know that I put a lining in every bag, except for the expandable grocery bags.