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#1 of 15 Old 10-13-2008, 06:19 PM - Thread Starter
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I just love holidays.

Let's party!!
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I don't like Columbus Day. We don't acknowledge it in our house. A very brief explanation can be found here.

I love holidays too though. Let's pick another reason and celebrate that!

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How about Thanksgiving? Its thanksgiving here.

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I was being sarcastic.
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I was being sarcastic.
Oh, good lol

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~whew~ !

I thought you were asking for a real celebration. Dh and I were trying to explain to 5 yr. old dd why she doesn't have to go to school today.
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I was being sarcastic.
Oh, sorry. I didn't understand.

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Here's our family's Columbus Day song.
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I just love holidays.

Let's party!!
You beat me to it I waited all day surprised there wasn't a riot.

I was gonna say, so, what did you all do for ColumbASS day? I love this holiday (not).

Keep in mind, every year there are staunch supporters of this touching holiday.
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I didn't know it was Columbus Day until I read this thread. I heard someone commenting on a three day weekend, and I thought that it was because of Canadian Thanksgiving, or that I just misunderstood.
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I guess that explains the lack of mail.
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I LOVE the song. Printing to take in to kid school tomorrow.
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I guess that explains the lack of mail.
I stood at the mailbox all confused for like 5 minutes, and finally assumed we didn't get any mail. A few hours later, my mom told me it was Columbus Day, and it all clicked.
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Here's our family's Columbus Day song.
I'm bumping this old thread to thank you for sharing this. I requested that my library would buy this CD, and they did! : It's on the way for us to listen to and integrate into our family life.

Thanks!
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When my ds1 was younger we played Dave Matthews Band "Don't Drink the Water' in remembrance of Columbus's 2nd voyage. It seemed appropriate and it gave a different view than what the school was telling him about Columbus.

ETA: I realize the song wasn't written about Columbus (or any of the early 'discoverers') but it easily could've been.
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