My husband, his whole background is Irish and his mom is directly from Poland. She came over when she was 4 years old. When I married into their family, nobody hugged. I was the one that started the hugging tradition. I remember hugging my sister-in-law and she just looked at me and said, we don’t do that, and I said, well I do. It’s something so basic, you think everybody does it, but his family really didn’t! – Doreen