Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Our school's Thanksgiving lunch

Our school had their "American style" Thanksgiving lunch for all of the children and their families, and nearly 150 people attended. The feast, as you all know, is all about giving and sharing and is exactly what happened. For the scholarship children and their families it was extra special as many of them have never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving. In fact, I spoke with three different families and they said that they never even tasted turkey before. Seeing the bounties of a buffet line is common place in the U.S. but seeing the reactions from very sweet first timers to a buffet was priceless. So much of what one country identifies as normal maybe a jaw dropping spectacle in another country. It is in these moments of awe and bewilderment that each participant leaves with a better appreciation, from what they first started with.

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