I spent a wonderful morning at Good Shepherd Episcopal School visiting with students from Pre-K through the eighth grade. It is so exciting to find schools like this where the students are so obviously honored and loved.
On hearing that my tía Isa was actually a terrible driver: “Your next book should be Tía Isa Goes to the Emergency Room.”
Three best questions:
How do you know if your idea should be a book?
(With a worried look.) Is your tía Isa still driving on the streets?
Most touching event:
Chef Sue (who cooks homemade from organic produce every day for these sweet kids) made me “lechon” (pulled Cuban pork), white rice and black beans, so that I could enjoy un buen almuerzo. We even had merengues for dessert. (A big hit. “Yum! You got this cookie right,” said one of the third graders.)
Best slang I taught them:
¡Pin Pan Pun! (rollaway bed)
Señora Cardounel, the Spanish teacher, is from Cuba, too. We chatted in Spanish and swapped lots of stories. I hope she’ll visit me soon.
Thank you, Ms. Dysart and all the lovely faculty and students at Good Shepherd! If I had to go to school again, I would want to go to a place just like Good Shepherd.