RE: holidays
From: Fleck (
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 14:37:13 -0700 (PDT)
I agree (any excuse for a party - right?) but I'm trying to find some
answers to people who feel differently. Any successful ways you've found to
convince people of your view?
Anne @ Jackson Place Seattle

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Lawrence [mailto:matt [at]]
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 2:21 PM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ holidays

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Fleck wrote:

> How do people handle problems with holiday observance?
> This has become a very controversial for us. Especially
> Christmas/Hannakah/Solstice/Kwanza decorations. Some people want no
> decorations at all and some want 2 weeks of mondo explosion Santa, trees,
> creche display, lights, etc. I've recommended we allow decorations for 4-5
> days for each major holiday and have made no one happy.

Personally, I would rather see people be tolerant and accepting of other
beliefs and celebrations.  As a member of a minority religion, I would
rather see everything celebrated instead of nothing celebrated.

-- Matt
Nothing great was ever accomplished without _passion_

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