Local senior uses Christmas poetry to help others heal

Dec 18, 2018 444

BY: Jacquelyn Moorehead

During the bustle of the holidays, with mounting pressure to create the perfect Christmas experience, Irene Salvatore shared her Christmas poem with the members of Cortland Place assisted living and rehabilitation center as a reminder of the season’s meaning. The 83-year old mother of three wrote “The Nativity” last Christmas season when she saw how busy everyone was with shopping and cooking. “They forgot whose birthday it really is,” Salvatore said.

Her 52 verses tell the Nativity story of Mary and Joseph arriving at a manger to give birth to Jesus on Christmas Eve. Salvatore tells of how animals gave up their hay for a place for the baby to lie. Salvatore said her intention in writing the poem was to give the community a different perspective when it came to the meaning of Christmas.

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SOURCE: http://www.valleybreeze.com

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