And, although we have not been out and about much of late, we did not miss the latest undertaking to change the CCS nickname of “Redskins” to something else. We think, although we must admit we have probably actually lost count, that this is the third go around with this issue during our time in Cooperstown. And as far as we can tell, the debate has been much the same each time, although we do tend to think that with this go around the name change might actually happen. And while that will no doubt be difficult for many people, it nonetheless would seem that the time has come to put this issue behind us.
Of course, doing so does tend to make us wonder about the logistics of making such a change. Will the new name work with the current logo of the Indian Hunter? And for that matter does it even make sense to eliminate the Redskins, but keep the Indian Hunter? How much will it cost to make the change? Will sports uniforms currently sporting the Redskins name be replaced? Will there need to be changes made to the school’s stationery?
Will the student who just bought a varsity jacket need to buy a new one? How will the new name work in the old school cheers? What will the time frame for the change be? Will the 2013 Yearbook be affected? And perhaps the most interesting question of all, if school mergers become a financial neccsity in the next five years of so, will all of this have to be done once again? There would seem to be many questions for which we hope there are many answers.
And finally, we note that even as we remain in a recovery mode, commitments still need to be met. Thus the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. And, since we are the discussion leader for the meeting while at the same time still claiming invalid status, the meeting will be held at our home located at 105 Pioneer St. here in Cooperstown. The book for discussion will be “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder. And for those who may we concerned, we will turn the heat up, although refreshments seem, under the circumstances, unlikely.
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