Letter to the Editor: Good conversation
BY Frieda Hale, Tulsa
Sunday, December 09, 2012
12/09/12 at 3:00 AM
We live in a house that is 700 square feet, so the idea to sit around a table for dinner was just not possible. We have a table in the kitchen but before our daughters left to attend college it was primarily used for craft and science fair projects.
We ate dinner in the living room with the girls if they were not out doing after-school activities such as community work, school games, etc. Both were very active students at Booker T. Washington High School.
We had ongoing discussions, not just at dinner time. Nothing was ever forced or artificial as being required to be corralled together at a dinner table to facilitate communication. I grew up with that and detested it.
If this is a requirement in some families, that tells me that family has an interaction problem.
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