Here’s your daily dose of bittersweetness:
The kids in Alvin Junior High School in Texas learned the lesson we all have to learn sooner or later and made the best of it.
Their music teacher, Mariana Walker, 69, lay dying inside her home last Wednesday. So they gathered outside, and when the front door was opened, their voices carried inside.
“We had the windows open. We had the screen door open and she could hear that,” Walker’s daughter Alyx Vesey told KTRK. “I think that gave her a lot of peace.”
Walker died a few minutes later. Her funeral is being held today.
(h/t: James Catalano)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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