October 28, 2001
Subject: Our Lady
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 16:21:33 -0500
From: Chis Sternberg <email@example.com>
Dear Alma: First, I want to tell you that I
visited the "Cyber Arte" exhibit at the Museum of International
Folk Art in Santa Fe on the very last day it was there. I had heard about
the controversy surrounding your Virgen and have to tell you that I loved
it! I loved its irreverent humour and am glad the museum went on with exhibiting
it despite the controversy. (I have in fact written the director of the museum
congratulating them for this, but also criticizing the fact that neither "Cyber
Arte" nor another exhibit "Familia y Fe" had Spanish translations
of the text of the exhibits.)
But I am also writing you for another reason.
I read in your biography that you grew up in El Sereno, in L.A. I taught at
El Sereno Elementary School for one school year (1974-75) a grade 3-4 combination
class, my last year living in L.A. I now live in Toronto, Canada. I wondered
if by any chance you went to El Sereno School and what years?
I don't remember an Alma in my class, but perhaps
a sibling of yours might have been. I don't teach anymore; I have been a midwife
for the past 22 years. But I still remember my students and my year at El
Sereno fondly -- though my class had the typical craziness of a first-year
I do hope you will get this and answer me.
Chris Sternberg, Toronto, Canada