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How come...

...no one told me that Frank McCourt had died! I just read about it in a German newsmagazine this morning - they ran his obituary!

Damn!

That will teach me to follow my impulses when I have them, and not keep putting things off all the time.

I had Frank as an English teacher *way* back when I was in High School. I loved his classes, especially his Irish Literature class. I remember bringing potatoe bread, which I had baked myself, to one of the classes as part of a kind of pot-luck thing that Frank had initiated. He wanted us to experience Irish culture not only through the literature, but through the food, the music, the art, the history. He was *such* a great teacher!

When I read "Angela's Ashes", I wanted to write to him and tell him how much I'd enjoyed the book.

I never did.

Not even after reading "Teacher Man", his book about his teaching years.

*sigh*

I still have the book about Irish literature that he gave me, way back then. Now I have one more reason to truly treasure it.

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sunhawk16
Jul. 31st, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
It's awesome that you had him as a teacher. I was just reading an article about him on CNN. *hugs* It's always a shock to see a name you recognize like that.
ravensilver
Jul. 31st, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
The thing is, you don't really appreciate good teachers like that while you're in school. You're too busy going through puberty and just getting by. I loved having his class, and I'm glad that some of what he taught will always remain with me. :)
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