Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Wed, 21 Dec 1994 14:29:08 EST
There has been a lot of discussion on this list about the different salutations,
for the holidays, and when and where it is appropriate to use them. On that
note, I would like to share the following with you.
Just returned to my office from a concert given by the 3rd graders at Northeast
Elementary School in Ithaca, NY. It was the holiday concert, billed as
"Festival of Light". It was fantastic, they told the story of five different
traditions; Christmas, Kwanza, Las Posadas, Hannukka, and St. Lucia's Day.
And they sang songs during each of the stories, that are part of the
celebrations. They were able to celebrate the season, without offending
anyone. Northeast is rich in diversity, there are many international students,
children of Cornell graduate students and professors. The stories were all
narrated by the children, that celebrate that holiday in thier home. I learned
quite a bit from the program, and think it was a wonderful idea.
And as a song from the Hannukka portion says....
It is the season of hope and cheer, may it last throughout the coming year.
Lynn Whited | Brownie Troop 401
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