Dear Mountain Room Parents

Happy Day of the Dead! I mean, not “Happy” but, oh, I don’t know what I mean. These multicultural holidays are so much more complicated than our American ones…which is why I can’t help but feel for poor Emily, who is trying so hard to be a globally aware preschool teacher in this New Yorker Shouts and Murmurs piece entitled “Dear Mountain Room Parents”:

Hi, everyone!

The Mountain Room is gearing up for its Day of the Dead celebration on Friday. Please send in photos of loved ones for our altar. All parents are welcome to come by on Wednesday afternoon to help us make candles and decorate skulls.

Thanks!
Emily

Read more here.

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2 responses

  1. I read that. It gets funnier as it goes along. Schoolteaching is not for the faint of heart.

  2. Day of the Dead is cool.
    In the Netherlands (Amsterdam) they actually have a chain of shops that sells just Day of the Dead stuff-the name of the stores is Santa Jet(i don’t know if they are still there)-I have some of that stuff in the house.

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