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Thursday, August 16, 2012

So Long Ago

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


  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.

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


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