Preserving traditions

Today, we went to Governor’s Island for the Eighth Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. It was a lot of fun to be able to dress up in 20s clothes and accessories, see others dressed up in their glittery flapper frocks, and listen to and watch music and dance of that era. The dance instructor and his wife are masters of moves from that period, and they emphasized how important it was to continue teaching and learning these dances to be able to pass them down to future generations. It’s an important thing to think about for anything, whether it’s dance moves from the 20s, our grandmothers’ cherished recipes, or just family memories. A little work needs to be done on our parts to make sure that we have an awareness of the past to be able to more fully appreciate the present and the future.

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