I wasn't able to head back to Wisconsin for the Christmas holiday this year but a week later my parents came to Kansas for a visit. We celebrated the holiday with traditional English feast of a Christmas goose and for desert some Christmas pudding. A tradition we always follow is to bake an English six pence into the pudding and whoever finds the coin while chowing down on their piece of the pudding is sure to have a lucky year.
I found the coin this year and I took a little a little bit out of it before realizing what I had.
This year's Christmas pudding was the first that my mother had made on her own after my Grandmother [who was from England and brought our family this tradition] passed away .