Have you been reading “Baby Blues” on the comic page recently?
About a week ago, the kids in the comic strip went back to school and the little mischief-maker boy, I think his name is Hammie, fell in love with his new teacher. Big hearts and all.
On Friday’s page, he tells his parents that his feelings for his new teacher won’t affect him at all. Then he excuses himself because he can’t wait to do his math homework.
Who hasn’t been there?
For me, it began in second grade.
My teacher was in her first year at Westside School, teaching second grade. Oh, my, did I like her! And not without reason.
She praised me in front of the class because the pond on my artwork was shaped realistically instead of being a simple oval like the others.
When I had trouble learning to skip when we played games, she held my hand and helped me learn (I can still skip!)
I guess she wasn’t a very good teacher. They did not renew her contract and my third-grade teacher told mom that she didn’t teach her second-grade students what they should have learned.
I don’t know about that but one day a few months after I started third grade I was looking through the comic books in the Westside Super grocery store and here came my former teacher. She gave me a big hug and said, “Hi.”
Later, I also developed a crush on my 9th Grade Spanish teacher. Got straight As and Bs in her class.
I took Spanish in 10th Grade but didn’t do nearly as well with a different teacher.
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When you read the 4-H Fair Results section in today’s paper, notice the name of the photographer: Steven King.
Steven came to us last year and offered his services. He was a professional photojournalist in Arizona before he retired.
Due to surgery, I was unable to get out to the fair to take photos and Steven did a tremendous job.
He is also helping Adler by taking sports photos.
Whenever I thank him, he says, “The only bad day is when I don’t hold my camera.”
Thank you, Steven!