Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lovely Lady Missing in Haiti

Our family is now touched by the tragedy in Haiti. My kids went to an all-French public school in Toronto, because the spouse is French-Can. The academic spirit of the whole school was M. Jean from Haiti. She was the librarian and the Grade One teacher.

Her spirit dominated everything. I am sure my kids vaulted in academics because of her. When she retired, she went back to her ancestral home in Haiti, to organize libraries for the children there.

Now, she's on the list of 1400+ Canadians missing. I hope for the best, but her home was a lovely 200 year old Spanish Colonial. There aren't any of those standing anymore. :(