I found myself assuming today that all families have family words. Words that they have made up that others don’t understand. Words that bond and are part of the family culture.
For example, Great Grandma, who was very hospitable, used FHB as a code to her children when too many people presented themselves at tea time for the amount of food available – it meant Family Hold Back. If she said FHB, the family had to pretend to be full or only ask for a very small portion. Continue reading “Family words”