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Grandmother disappointed by homecoming omission

October 12, 2011
The Daily Freeman Journal

To the editor:

I'm in my 60s, but I still vividly remember the excitement of Homecoming, which included every traditional festivity: the parade, the homecoming game, the half time presentation of a sharp-looking band, the coronation and the dance. Over the years, we've had grandchildren in those roles.

This year, my lovely granddaughter was crowned homecoming queen. Her scattered family members were unable to attend her coronation as it was scheduled on a weeknight. So family and friends drove from northern and southern Iowa and from Minnesota to share her honored moment at the parade, and we had to be content with the fleeting sight of the court at the parade.

Since their presentation at halftime was stricken from the festivities, for what I felt was a ludicrous reason. Though it may have been a good game, it in no way compensated for the omission of having the court presented at half.

I'm sure I wasn't alone feeling great disappointment that half-time events did not include the court, to share the once-in-a-lifetime honor bestowed upon them, moments which create memories that last as long as mine have.

Carol Brees




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