I received news that my kindergarten teacher passed away this morning. She had recently been diagnosed with cancer, and the outlook wasn’t good, but I didn’t realize she was so far along.
In my Kindergarten memories post, I said, “I’ll never forget my Kindergarten teacher as long as my brain works.” She was one of those people that you’ll always remember. No amount of description will really give someone who didn’t know her a complete picture of her, but she left an indelible impression on me.
It’s a funny feeling knowing that everyone else who ever had her as a teacher will be feeling pretty much the exact same mix of feelings I am today – a sadness mixed with a shaking-of-the-head smiling joy at memories of her.
Thank you, Mrs. Reid, for getting me started off in school in an unforgettable fashion. There will always be a big gold star next your name on my list.