Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Giving a Pounding





THE POUNDING — This custom dates back to pioneer days, and was practiced widely. I don't know its origins, but it's something we should continue today.

When a couple got married and set up housekeeping, it was customary to have a "pounding party". This meant that each guest brought a pound of something: flour, salt, butter — whatever was needed to stock a house — in order to give their friends a good start on their new life.

I had this done when Valerie and I first got married. The Church helped give us a "Pounding."

When we first started a new ministry we have had several ministries help stock us up for food as we moved.

I wonder if churches still do this?

1 comment:

Dennis said...

Our church gave us a pounding when we got married...that was 14 years ago now.