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Understanding other cultures
I want to thank you for the article in Sunday’s edition about the ceremony performed for Flex Films USA’s Elizabethtown investment. I enjoyed all the specific detail and wished that I had been there to witness in person such a meaningful and beautiful ceremony.
While it reminds us that the rituals of “others” can make us uncomfortable (because we don’t understand them), I found something very American in the description of the vedic seeking of forgiveness and blessings. In the last paragraph of column two, “The grand design honors Mother Earth and apologizes for disturbing the ground while invoking blessings to ensure success.” Our own Native Americans have performed a similar but much less ornate ceremony for hundreds of years now, always honoring the Earth and performing ritual blessings for everything from rain to successful hunting.
From that perspective, we can feel comfortable with our new neighbors while reflecting on our own cultural heritage.
For bell ringers for Salvation Army
It seems like Lt. Inmon of the Salvation Army had a scheduling conflict for the “breakfast” Oct. 29 at Colvin Community Center as all the area high schools had out of town band competitons going on on the same day she scheduled the breakfast. Therefore, it was not as large a turnout as she may have expected. In order to make up, these folks who were not able to attend in Radcliff still may attend a breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at Elizabethtown Police Department.
I am sure that many folks which may have wanted to attend and volunteer for Bell Ringers, will be glad to hear they have a second chance.
For those who are on the Salvation Army’s mailing list and are waiting for a letter asking for volunteers, the Salvation Army does not use their mailing list for this effort, and please remember, all funds collected by the bell ringers are kept here and used in Hardin County.