In the school yard, waiting for her teacher...
"My friend Martin's birthday is on Monday." Lauren announced.
I puzzled this for a moment. There isn't a Martin in her class. "Martin who?"
"Martin Luther King." she replied.
"Oh yes, his birthday is Monday." I said.
"Do you think I will get to have some of his birthday cake?"
"Well," I said. "Honey, Martin Luther King is dead."
"Yep. Since before I was born."
"Really?! How did he die?"
I paused a moment, trying to think of a good answer. Finally I said, "He was assassinated."
"Oh. Ok." she said. "Do you think he's buried underground?"
"Uh. I don't know, honey. Probably."
With this, she ran up to a boy in her class. "Hey, Miles? Do you know that Martin Luther King is dead?! He was assassinated and is probably buried underground!" she announced.
"Oh." said Miles. "That's cool, I guess."