March 17th, 2010
From March 18th, 2004
Dear Professor Franck,
Because of our deep reverence for our Irish culture, lauren and I were unable to come to class today. Athough our academics are a major priority, our family heritage sometimes takes precedence. As you know, yesterday was Ole Saint Patricks Day- the pinnacle holiday of our ancestors. We felt that lifting them up through green attire, Guinness, and celebratory cheers was the only appropriate way to thank them for their hardships. If you recall, our ancestors suffered from discrimination upon coming to America (not to mention the potato famine), and the reality that we are now accepted into the new world would be a priceless triumph for them.
Thank you for understanding. See you Tuesday!
laney o’woolfolk and lauren o’gessler
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