I was still in the cradle when the tragedy struck but a few short years later I was in school being taught by Sisters of the BVM which was the same order that taught at OLA. Our Sisters were very uneasy about the subject of that fire in particular and fire in general. It wasn’t until years later that I put two and two together and came to realize that some of them had taught there and that they had all lost members of their community there. It must have been a real task for them to teach and befriend schoolchildren in the aftermath of the fire. They were fantastic teachers though. I owe them a lot.