Astronomy Picture of the Day

Thursday, August 16, 2012

So Long Ago


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So Long Ago
Vera Newland, my teacher
and later my Junior High School guidance counselor.
I loved her and her smiles, her teaching,
her spankings.
First Grade
My first major immersion in structure, discipline & learning.
My picture is in the 3rd row, 5th from the left

2 comments:

  1. I was in Vera Newland's first grade class at Columbus four years after you. She was one of the best teachers I ever had. She was the first person I knew who had a southern accent, which took me a while to get used to. After my first day at school, I asked my mother why Mrs. Newland pronounced "I can" as "Ah kin." I did some searching online, and found that she was born in North Little Rock in 1917 and she died in Dunedin, Florida in 2001. Thanks for posting her picture.

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  2. Thanks Keith for stopping by and commenting. Great teachers you can't forget:) Mary

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