Well.....I got the best e-mail recently :)
My childhood neighbour read my last post, the letter to Mr Sutherland,
ands she (Pam) decided to do something special with it!
What a wonderful woman she is!
Pam took it upon herself to find Mr Sutherland and,
proving to be a wise and crafty sleuth, she succeeded!
As it turns out, he never received my e-mail, well,
not up until a few weeks ago when Pam saw to it that he did!
With years gone by, to turn on my computer, open my email &
find a note from my this long lost teacher,
was something of a tremendous surprise!
It was equally amazing to read that he remembered me!!
It was heart warming to read that my letter caused him to smile.
I have Mr Sutherland's proper e-mail address now...
Turns out, I had the wrong one so, my letter to him
found itself floating aimlessly in cyberspace.
It's isn't floating anymore...
instead, it has found its way to it's intended destination,
even if a bit delayed, it made it...
with a bit of help (actually with a huge nudge)
from a dear friend...
And Mr Sutherland...
I'm flattered that you choose to remember me as an astute student :)
I am sure I was something of a pain in the tush
and far from thrilled with much related to school,
but YOUR class was different!
You allowed us to be ourselves & you believed in putting fun into learning!
I needed that!
I wonder how many teachers picked up
The Ammityville Horror
and read it to their class?
Crazy scary book...crazy fun memory!
somewhere along the line I grew up ;)
We all do...
Now, soon it will be MY turn to sit down at my dining room table,
as my parents did with me,
to drill my girls on the current week's
timetables & spelling words!
I sure hope my girls are more keen that I ever was!
Wish me luck on that one, would you ?