Mr. Sheahan Goodby: Harry Belafonte and Dinah Shore.

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2 Comments on “Mr. Sheahan Goodby: Harry Belafonte and Dinah Shore.”

  1. Rowen Says:

    LOL — wow! Go Dinah! The world could use more of this right now. More Peace Corps, more empathy, more ’60s goofiness. Thank you.

    • katry Says:

      I always say the 60’s and early 70’s were the best of times in so many ways. Music is one. Empathy, as you wrote, is another. The best was a feeling of togetherness.

      I didn’t find many volunteers who were not committed to doing the best they could. We wore clothes made with Ghanaian cloth and ate local foods. We loved our towns and loved our students even more. I was proud to be among these amazing volunteers.

      When I had just gotten home from Ghana, I was walking with my mother to some stores. I saw an old lady in a car and said, “Good Morning.” She put the window up. I had come from a country where greeting each other was commonplace. I learned special greetings in Hausa such as asking how everything is going: I greet you in the market is going, at work, and I greeted people themselves and often they greeted me first.

      I should have packed and gone back!!

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