Clearing it Up

Posted Friday, November 27, 2009, at 12:29 PM
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  • Here Here!!

    -- Posted by jeffhager on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 1:37 PM
  • Well Said, Professor

    I still revere that red-headed "School Marm" who was my teacher from First to Eighth in that one-room prairie school.

    When the roads were totally muddy, she would park about 6:30 a.m. at a ranch on the graveled highway, and walk the two miles into the school, fire up the pot-bellied coal-fed stove in the middle of the room in winter, carry buckets of drinking water from the hand-pumped well, possibly bring in new books for the "library" and be at the door greeting students when they arrived with muddy boots.

    A high school English teacher, our Vocational Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor, the incredible science teacher who was also the bus driver on our route.

    Several cow college teachers and professors -- one sociology teacher, an ag engineer, a U.S. history teacher, even a totally wrong-headed Chemistry professor, and a "for sale" botany professor [Take him an old clock or watch and guarantee yourself an "A" -- honest to Gawd], one competent Ag Communications professor who joined the faculty my last two years -- died just a few years after I left school. One great English Lit. teacher, the eventual University President, athletic director and even the university sports publicist. A Genetic prof and one animal husbandry professor.

    Funny, how we remember the great teachers, even if we did not have any classes with them.

    They were a presence and force on campus/

    I can't even remember the mediocre ones.

    We've all heard the caution, "If you can read this, quit cussing teachers."

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 12:54 AM
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