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How big is this Easter
Bunny fellow anyway?

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 3/31/2013 9:36:45 AM

Like many holidays, Easter is often associated with family memories. For me, Easter is associated with the memory of other families. It was 1975 just before Easter. The Vietnam war was ending ignominiously, with President Ford promising full American support right up through the time we left thousands of South Vietnamese sympathizers behind to confront new Communist rulers. Or risk death at sea as desperate boat people. Thanks to a tip from intelligence sources that the end of South Vietnam was near, my news employer had arranged to evacuate its two local Vietnamese interpreters and their extended families to Guam.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 3/31/2013 9:47:17 AM     (No. 9252341)

The idea of explaining holiday customs without the context upon which they rest makes them come across as silly (and amusing). Of course that is a large part of the problem in the U.S. (and most of western civilization), our society has kept the practices but abandoned the meaning that gave rise to those practices.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: balogreene, 3/31/2013 10:02:51 AM     (No. 9252371)

My friend says when they came (as boat people), one shocking thing to her was the colored toilet paper they had in the ´70s. She was 17, but she thought when she got her own house, she would buy toilet paper to match the walls in each bathroom.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/31/2013 10:05:15 AM     (No. 9252375)

This reminds me of another story, not about customs, per se, but the idea is the same. Elisabeth Elliott, the missionary whose husband, Jim Elliot, and four other young men were murdered by the Auca Indians in Ecuador in January 1956, recalled the children´s storybooks her daughter had received from supporters back home. (She went back with her young daughter to live with the Aucas after her husband´s death.) Of course, the Aucas had never seen storybooks, and when they saw the illustrations in Val´s books of animals dressed in clothes, Elliot writes that they "laughed themselves silly."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 3/31/2013 11:05:14 AM     (No. 9252453)

izzat you Harvey?

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