To everyone who commented with fond memories of my grandmother, thank you so much. She was the strongest woman I've ever known and filled everyone's life with so much love. She could also tell a good joke... This world needs more people like my grandma. I wish the best to all of you in your journey through this incredible world.
My happiest early memories are of Holy Rosary from 1961 through 1969. And those happy memories ALWAYS include Mrs. Shorter! She was my teacher for 2 of my grades and she was my bus driver. Mrs. Shorter gave me comfort when I needed it most. My thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Shorter's family.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Larue and Mike, your Mother was a trailblazer in the neighborhood. I met her at Holy Rosary, she worked in the office. I remember the beautiful dresses she wore. Now to know she made them all! I'm so sorry for your loss, it's never easy to have both parents gone, gone to a better place is what we need to remember. One day there will be a big Shorter reunion in heaven. God bless you both <3
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May you find comfort in all the remembrances written here, knowing that she made a difference to many and will be sorely missed.
Mrs.Shorter was a blessing to all of those she taught. Formally or informally we learned so many great lessons from her. Her joy for life was palpable at all times. I'm so pleased to have been one of her many students. May all God's Blessings continue for her family.
Mrs. Shorter changed the way I look at learning. She was my 8th grade science teacher in 1975. She taught us that an education is the most important part of growing up, and that it can be fun . A wonderful woman that I will never forget. God bless her.
I only knew Martha @ the Bridge, but she was a wonderful lady with a most devoted son (& wife). I am asking the Good Lord to provide healing and comfort to her family.
Mrs. Shorter was a great teacher who was not only smart, but who always had a smile on her face. She loved science so much, and wanted us to share in her passion. With her as a teacher, a girl never felt that math and science was just for boys. That was a good message to receive in the late 60's. And I think back at the challenges that she must have had teaching 40 or so middle school students each year. Just amazing!
Martha was always the bright light at the end of the seventh/eighth grade corridor and the voice of reason for all of us. She was the best teaching partner for a novice like I was in 1977. Her spirit will always live on in anyone connected with Holy Rosary School.
Mrs. Shorter was my 8th grade homeroom teacher as well as 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Holy Rosary. I loved her. She was strict but also so warm and caring. She was a great teacher. She was very encouraging of us girls to reach for the stars in our educational and career aspirations and to maximize our potential. She also encouraged us to be citizens of our communities and to volunteer. God bless Mrs. Shorter and her family. Love Suzy Arnason Dockerty (HR Class of 1974).
It's often said that one teacher can light a fire in a child and really make a difference. In my nine years at Holy Rosary, that teacher was Mrs. Shorter. She was amazing educator who had the ability to really connect with and know her students. As I later learned, Mrs. Shorter actually told my parents at what was then called a "Home and School" (PTA) meeting in 1974 that one day she was going to turn on the radio and hear my voice. And that was long before I had any interest in broadcasting. It turns out she was correct! May she receive her just rewards in heaven and may God provide her family with healing comfort and peace.
Mrs. Shorter was a great person and a great teacher. I credit her with opening my eyes to math and driving my education and career into a math and science field. I am sure everyone in heaven will become a mathematical genius now. She will be missed.
Mom taught me how to look at the stars above...6th grade. Now I will look for her...Take care Mike/Laura....One of best teachers in my life....God help us all...
Mrs. Shorter was a teacher at Holy Rosary when I went there and was still there 21 years later when my children attended Holy Rosary!!! Very dedicated, loving woman!! RIP lovely lady!!
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
In loving memory of a Teacher and wonderful person.
Last week, July 14th, approximately 12 Holy Rosary alumni met after 30 years. At this time, we did not know that Mrs. Shorter had passed away. I'm sure her ears were ringing in heaven. The group had mentioned Mrs. Shorter and everyone chimed in on what a great teacher she was and said "she was my favorite teacher". We all said, "I wonder how she's doing?" Well, may she rest in peace. She was obviously very loved and respected. She is one of the reasons I ultimately became a teacher and then an administrator for Dade County Public Schools. She will always be remembered.
I was lucky to have Mrs Shorter as a Science teacher at Holy Rosary. Science was never my favorite class but I enjoyed learning from this incredible teacher. Rest in Peace Mrs. Shorter. My prayer for the family.
Sheila Conversano Many fond memories of my neighbor at Banyan House. Goodbye to a great lady
Fond memories of my neighbor at Banyan House. Goodbye to a wonderful lady
I would like to send my condolences to the entire Shorter family. I was a student of Mrs. Shorter's during the 1977-79 school years for 7th and 8th grades. She left an indelible mark on me and was my favorite teacher for a multitude of reasons. I have and will never forget her as she always gave me a chance to be my best and placed no preconceived "labels" on any student and always expected their best. I had the opportunity to see her in 1997 while in Stuart, FL and spent an afternoon with her that I was grateful to have had. She fully remembered me and had very kind memories and things to say. I wish you all the best and just know that we were all blessed to have had her in our lives.