A teacher from Mamaroneck, New York, is bringing his A-game this Halloween.
Michael Fry, an art teacher and parent to two daughters, made a graveyard on his front lawn of trends that ‘died’ in 2017. Yes, including the ‘old’ Taylor Swift, Ombre hair and dabbing. Other gravestones include watching live TV, having normal seasons (he’s presumably taking a dig at global warming here) and plump lips. He also added a gravestone for homemade slime, but said it is actually just wishful thinking because teachers can’t stand it.
Fry (39) told ABC News that he started this tradition three years ago. “I was thinking of doing gravestones and turning my front yard into a cemetery but I didn’t know what I wanted to put on them. I wanted to put something on them that wasn’t necessarily of people, and I didn’t want it to be too left or too right or offensive in any way.”
He wanted to do something “humorous and modern with the times” and asked his students to help him out.
“Things from that year that have either died, or are dying or are no longer fashionable or no longer hip. Being a teacher, I get input from my students and friends and family members, and it’s become a collaborative effort.”
As for dabbing, children don’t think it is really a dying trend, according to Fry though. He jokingly said that he lives on the same street as an elementary school and children apparently stop in his front yard to dab at him. Read more