Mudcat Café message #498667 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36225   Message #498667
Posted By: Lin in Kansas
04-Jul-01 - 11:23 PM
Thread Name: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Subject: RE: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Wish I'd told my "Old Battleaxe" of a high school English teacher how much I came to appreciate her pounding those parsed sentences into my head. Her favorite statement was "You'll need this in college," at which all us know-it-alls rolled our eyes. But you know, I never cracked a book in English 101 and still made 4.0 ...

Miss Lillian, I've used your lessons to make a living my whole life, and they've taken me places I never thought I'd go. Here's to you, and to other underappreciated teachers everywhere.

Peter, you've got my two remaining brain cells churning now. I think it's time to send some mail!