THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022
From yesterday's New York Times: We should have posted the letter yesterday. It came from that day's New York Times.
It's the best letter we've read in a while. Heading included, it went exactly like this:
The Day I Skipped School
To the Editor:
Re “Your Kids Can Handle Dangerous Ideas,” by Matt Gross (Opinion guest essay, April 30), which opens with an anecdote about skipping school:
In 1943, on a warm spring afternoon, my mother was swayed by my pleas to skip school the rest of the day. I was surprised but delighted. The next day I brought the teacher my excuse note, written in my mother’s best hand, which said I had suffered an attack of spring fever.
At 90, I still remember lying on the lawn, watching drifting clouds.
Margaret Mary K— C— / Cleveland Heights, Ohio