Thanksgiving in January

Thanksgiving in January

On a bitterly cold January morning, I set out to teach a visiting Korean middle-school group during their winter break. They were housed dormitory style in a weathered Victorian house in Flushing, Queens.  Had my NY students been sent to equally dilapidated lodgings their mommies would be on the first flight into Gimpo International to rescue them. But these Dae Han Min Gook sons and daughters were intrepid. They laughed at the faulty wiring, made faces at the food and piled their coats over their blankets when the icy winds stormed the window jambs.

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