During the middle of last year, she got sick. She had always complained that her head hurt, and we always kind of laughed at her, thought it was just a joke.
Then, she went to the hospital for a week or so. We all kind of felt bad. She came back though, and she seemed a lot better. After another week, she was gone again.
No one ever seemed really clear on what happened. She had a brain cyst, I think. She had an operation... she woke up, but never really got better. We had a substitute teacher for the rest of the year.
We made a tape of her singing songs from Buena Vista Social Club - the last real thing we did before she left. We sent flowers, and did all kinds of fun things for her.
Over the summer, I just assumed she was getting better. I never even thought about it.
Megan Craine called about 10 minutes ago. Apparently she got a blood clot and died over the weekend.
She was a crazy teacher, and a lot of the things she did bothered me. But i would have never wanted this to happen. This is so sad... She got sick, and just never got better.
Lawler, in your crazy spanish speaking place up in the sky, i hope you can hear us. You were great. You really were. The culture you taught us...
You may be gone, but you won't be forgotten.