Thank you for all for your kind words of sympathy and especially those who have shared personal stories because they paint a living picture of who Mom was. Please continue to share your special memories, because it brings us so much joy.
Mom was a wonderful person who touched the lives of so many; even after many years, she remembered every student by name (along with names brothers, sisters, parents house and pets). Why...because you were all so important to her. She would send personal cards when her kindergarten children graduated from high school; it made her so proud. For those who had her as a teacher, you learned lessons like, "I can't hear you unless you say, please" or "if you fib, your eyes turn green." In the Spring, she would hatch chickens and ducks. The kids would eagerly come to school to see what had happened each day. Mom would allow the students to take the chicks and ducks home for an evening visit, learning such lessons as ducks float, but chicks don't. We really appreciate those who have shared memories and those who will do so. So if you know of any others who have some special stories, please ask them to share. With deepest appreciation for all of you who have touched Mom's life, her son, Bill "Doc" Pond