We started out the show with a report by Joel Bryan from the ski lift at Seven Oaks Recreation near Boone. Mary O'Donnell from the Slater Area Historical Association gave us a tour of the exhibit “Dear Santa” with letters from the Slater News of the 40s, 50s, and 60s illustrated with pictures, vintage decorations, and antique toys. Then singer-songwriter Reggie Greeenlaw sang "I Don't Want No Ho Ho Ho's" followed by a discussion with Brian Eslinger, professor of religion at Iowa State University, about the ways we find meaning in various traditions at this time of year as well as dealing with the Christmas blues experienced by so many people. We closed with a fable by Brian Eslinger and a family tale by story-teller Maureen J. Korte.
Online Information Sources:
- Seven Oaks Recreation
- Slater Area Historical Association
- An Hour With Musician Reggie Greenlaw
- Maureen J. Korte, storyteller
Originally broadcast 12/23/2015
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