Monday, December 20, 2010


Alice was the principal of Holy Family Catholic School seventeen years ago. As an employee, I saw her quite frequently. One day I noticed something was different. It had to do with her hair--it wasn't that it was different, it looked like her hair, it looked like a wig. I asked her if everything was okay and she said it was. Not so much time goes by and Alice looks thinner. I ask again and she still says everything is fine. Now I am starting to hear rumors and parents are asking me what it wrong with Alice. I truthfully say that nothing is wrong, after all, I am feel close to Alice. If there was something seriously wrong, she would tell us. Never did I suspect she had cancer. People were only told after she died. For all the secrecy, Alice was the subject of gossip among the parents. A few people knew. Some people guessed, but a lot of us wondered why?

1 comment:

  1. Seems like secrecy has been a constant for you lately. I'm sorry. Reminds me of the childhood chant, secrets, secrets are no fun; secrets, secrets hurt someone. I always believe honesty is the best. The things you imagine are always worse than the truth, and you lose all credibility when the truth comes out. You and your family have a happy Christmas, Julie, and say hello to Mary, Gary and Arlene. Hope to see you after the lst. Mona