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Letter to the editor 1, Nov. 19, 2020


Former Hudsonite Maurice Jeffries being welcomed at Asian Games in New Delhi by a member of the Sikh faith.


Dear Editor,

As a close neighbour of the Wyman Church I read with delight the news that it had been sold to a Sikh congregation. Thank goodness, no condos!

Some years ago my late husband, Maurice, was the chief judge for the cycling events at the Asian Games held in New Delhi. Many of the Indian cycling officials and members of the organizing committee were of the Sikh faith and they welcomed Maurice and the other international officials with much warmth and generous hospitality. Indeed they even presented him with many yards of beautiful red material which they then wound into a turban for him to match his official blazer! I am sure that the Hudson community will welcome these good folk with as much warmth as they welcomed Maurice and I over 40 years ago.

The various religious institutions here have always enjoyed very cordial relations with one another, as Kent Chown so rightly said, “love your neighbour as yourself.”

Welcome neighbours!

Mary L. Jefferies


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