That Was Then

Tracie grew up with three sisters and a brother in a home surrounded by cornfields and relatives.

Her husband refers to her family as another version of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” because everywhere you turn there’s a relative or a loud gathering. And just like the end of the movie when Gus and Maria gave Toula and Ian a house next door as a wedding gift, Tracie’s parents gave them a piece of land down the road to keep them close.

This Is Now

So even though Tracie has lived her entire adult life in a city or suburb, she remains firmly grounded in the traditions of her people: Christian faith, family togetherness, hospitality, creative activities, reading, and discussing ideas.

Because so much of what Tracie learned and experienced as a child has flowed into her own home and family, Tracie hopes Riceford Streams will inspire you to create your own authentic home.