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Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, May 1984

By Diane Olson

Mothers_Day_Happy_Mothers_Day_Gift_Set_5_Soup_SamplerIt happened at a Black Diamond PTA meeting, back in the ‘20s. Dora Shafer, the wife of the new eighth grade teacher, was playing a violin solo for the group.

She had selected an old European folk song. When she played her last note, she looked up to see the women crying. Had she played off-key? She was most upset. Then she found out that the old song was only too familiar to the women. It reminded them of the Old Country and how far away they were from the security of their family and their homeland traditions. (more…)

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