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  1. Hello Robert,

    It is always with a lot of joy that I listen to praise-songs and poetry to grandparents. Malian writer and ethnologist Amadou Hampâté Bâ said that “when an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.” Maybe he was referring to the knowledge transmission from generation to generation, but I think it goes far beyond that. In the African culture old people are revered and they are known to be the ones pampering and spoiling their grandkids. Sometimes the parents do not dare discipline the children in front of grandma. I learned when I started living here that the relationship between grandparents and grandkids in the US is somewhat similar to what I grew up seeing. When I first came to the US as an exchange scholar, I stayed with a family in Michigan and saw first hand how my host took very good care of the grandkids anytime they come over.

    I think your critique of the product is very fair and that the students deserve to be applauded for this excellent work. They were very creative and I really enjoyed watching the video.

    Thanks for sharing the story.


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