Failure of history
Jessica Wade’s superb account of the search for graves of indigenous children at the national Indian School in Genoa saddens and angers me because that era was scrubbed from our history books. I grew up and was educated within an hour’s drive of Genoa in the 1940s and 1950s and learned absolutely nothing of how our government stripped children from their families, cut their hair and forbade them from speaking their native language. That whitewashed version of history shows that we must now teach all history, the ugly as well as the triumphant. To do less would shortchange today’s learners.
James C. Webster,
Kindness and generosity
Earlier this month, my husband and I ate at Romeo’s on Center Street. Much to our amazement and surprise we discovered some kind and generous person(s) had paid for our dinner. We would like to thank them for their kindness and generosity. We will certainly pay it …